21 December 2022

A Massive Movement to Prevent Polio in Aceh

“Peace be upon you!” The voice of health worker Imran Nazmi breaks the tranquillity of a quiet morning in the Suka Makmur village in the Aceh Tamiang District. He speaks loudly and with a sense of urgency: “Polio is back! It is dangerous, easily transmitted and causes lifelong paralysis. Yet it is easy to prevent through vaccination.” Indonesia…, Staying committed through challenges , Health workers from Puskesmas Kejuruan Muda use a health promotion car to deliver vaccine confidence messages and go door-to-door to answer questions during the polio vaccine campaign in Sukamakmur Village, Aceh Tamiang Regency, on 13 December 2022. Health workers from Puskesmas Kejuruan Muda use a health promotion car to deliver vaccine…, Tackling vaccination fears , Health workers from Puskesmas Kejuruan Muda walk down a muddy road to go door-to-door to answer questions and build vaccine confidence in Sukamakmur Village, Aceh Tamiang Regency, on 13 December 2022. Health workers from Puskesmas Kejuruan Muda walk down a muddy road to go door-to-door to answer questions and build vaccine confidence in Sukamakmur…, The power of community engagement , Emeralda Aisha, UNICEF Social and Behaviour Change Officer, speaks with a Buddhist congregation during an event to promote polio vaccination in Aceh Tamiang District on 13 December 2022. Emeralda Aisha, UNICEF Social and Behaviour Change Officer, speaks with a Buddhist congregation during an event to promote polio vaccination in Aceh Tamiang…, How You Can Help, Thanks to your generous support and the cooperation of all stakeholders and local officials, UNICEF is able to ensure that routine immunization continues. The story above is an example that there are still many children who have not had access to polio immunization. Therefore, UNICEF continues to move to ensure that children are protected from…