Are Women the Key to World Vaccination?
The work of female Pakistani health workers was featured in a recent article in Foreign Affairs, detailing their door-to-door polio vaccination efforts. These have continued despite challenges such as COVID-19. Faced with the hesitancy of some people and households to be vaccinated against a highly contagious disease, Rotarians and organizers continue to play a vital role, with women at the forefront.
The story notes how a network of 100,000 dedicated female health workers are also supporting the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations in their communities. Women can access parts of society and the household that are ignored by, or off-limits to, their male counterparts.
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