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.
As a Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) Program Communications Consultant with UNICEF, Nancy developed surveys to administer during the campaign, which sought to gain information from community members, on if, and how they knew about the campaigns, what they knew about polio, and what additional information they would like to receive about immunizations. In this scenario, Nancy was speaking with a woman who owned a small seaside restaurant. She had little knowledge of what polio was, but was very grateful to learn more about it during our discussion. She also spoke about the importance of having health information and services available, and accessible to the public.
To read more about efforts being made to eradicate polio, see the link below.