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Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) Teams

From the Field

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Time “in the field” always provides ample opportunities for personal and professional growth. The following excerpts are from email messages from previous STOP Team members in the field.  Some are observations of the struggles associated with our work, some are accounts of personal adventures and experiences, and others are simply stories of enlightening cultural experiences.  All are from people who have given their time and effort under difficult and challenging circumstances. They will always know that they have done their part to eliminate polio from the world and strengthen childhood immunization programs.

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Notes from the field:

STOP notes from the field include:

  • Nepal: National Immunization Day
  • Bangladesh: Working around strikes
  • Ghana: Preaching about polio
  • India: A "refreshing" story
  • India: Expanding surveillance by working with local priest
  • India: Learning to be more effective
  • Haiti: "People are genuinely kind and generous"
  • Pakistan: Phenomenal local efforts to eradicate polio
  • India: Overcoming rumors about vaccines

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Photos from the field:

  • Additional photos by award winning photographer Sebastião Salgado can be found on the web site.

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