While the government of India and its many partners deserve credit for making India polio free, the community also played a major role in this success. The long and arduous journey began with the critical challenge of getting the public to understand the importance and impact of vaccinating their children against polio. It is a reality that, even today, there are communities that do not recognize the benefits of immunization.
Communication specialist, CORE group
Rina Dey is a communication for development professional with over 25 years of experience. She is a communication and program manager for rural and urban communities in India, Nigeria, Ethiopia & Kenya. She is a post graduate in mass communication & journalism and has vast experienceworking with government, non-governmental organizations and CBOs. Her areas of expertise include:Program communication implementation and management, Formative- quantitative and qualitative research, Training and mentoring of field staff, Networking and team building. She has worked with international organizations like CARE International, UNICEF, WHO, TCIF on maternal & child health, HIV/AIDS, Small Economic Activity Development program,Polio eradication and Routine Immunizationprograms. At present she is working with CORE Group for polio eradication and routine immunization based in Gurgaon, Haryana, India.
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