Captured on November 5, 2014, during a supplementary polio immunization campaign in Wajir Bor, Kenya, Kenyan Field Epidemiology Training Program (KFETP) resident, Elvis Oyubi, is shown helping the polio vaccination team prepare to vaccinate a child seated in a wagon loaded with family possessions. The child was traveling with his mother, whose back was to the camera, and a donkey, whose job it was to pull this cart, but had taken a break to nibble on the sparse grasses.
The FETP trains workers on the ground to help countries build sustainable capacity for detecting and responding to health threats. The program develops in-country expertise so that disease outbreaks can be detected locally and prevented from spreading.
For more on the FETP, or polio, see the links below.
"Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. There is no cure, but there are safe and effective vaccines. Therefore, the strategy to eradicate polio is based on preventing infection by immunizing every child to stop transmission and ultimately make the world polio free."
"In 1988, the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution for the worldwide eradication of polio. It marked the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), spearheaded by national governments, CDC, Rotary International, WHO, and UNICEF, with substantial support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.” See the link below, for more information on the World polio eradication efforts.