This image was created in September, 2014, on behalf of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Heath Scientist, and Special Assistant to the Director, Nancy S. Andrade, M.P.A., while in Equatorial Guinea, near the city of Niefang, during a polio vaccination campaign. This was one of the entries in the 2015 CDC Connects, Public Health in Action Photo Contest.
After having conducted a focus group about knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to vaccination and polio, these attendees had gathered for a group photograph. Nancy is pictured here, at right wearing pink, with the mothers, grandmothers, and children that had joined the group. These women were very supportive of the vaccination campaign’s efforts, and indicated that they desired more health services and information. They were grateful for the opportunity to come together with other women, and requested more discussion groups in the future.
To read more about efforts being made to eradicate polio, see the link below.