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Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) Program

A STOP volunteer educates parents about the importance of vaccination in a rural village in Burkina Faso

The Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) Program, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), trains international public health professionals to be deployed to countries with the greatest need for support to improve their national immunization and surveillance programs.

The STOP Program is seeking highly qualified public health professionals for 5½ month assignments, for a maximum of two years. STOP is a volunteer program, meaning it is a non-salaried position. However, all travel costs will be provided by the STOP Program, in addition to a daily per diem to cover food and lodging throughout your assignment.

While safety is of the utmost importance to the STOP Program, often STOP participants are deployed to countries with poor infrastructure, difficult living situations, as well as potentially sensitive political and cultural situations.

The STOP Program recruits for the following positions in the field:

Please read each position description to verify that you meet the minimum qualifications before applying. Due to the large application volume we receive, if you do not meet the stated minimum requirements, your application will likely not be considered by the STOP Program.

Instructions on how to apply and other useful STOP resources can be found on this website.

Thank you for your interest in the STOP Program and best of luck with your application!

  • Page last reviewed: November 28, 2016
  • Page last updated: November 28, 2016
  • Content source: Global Health
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