Anuradha Gupta, Sabin Vaccine Institute: ‘Whether a country is poor or has a large population, progress is possible’

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In this episode, Anuradha Gupta, President of Global Immunizations at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, discusses key findings from the new World Health Organization-UNICEF Estimates of National Immunization Coverage (WUENIC). The latest report shows that countries are beginning to recover from decreases in coverage observed during the pandemic, although there is considerable regional and sub-national variation, and some low-income countries continue to show stalled progress. Gupta emphasizes the importance of examining community experiences to understand where greater effort needs to be made and stresses the need to build coalitions of civil society, patient advocacy groups, the private sector and governments to promote equitable access to, and uptake of, vaccines.


Katherine E. Bliss
Senior Fellow and Director, Immunizations and Health Systems Resilience, Global Health Policy Center