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Polio eradication in India

Published September 21st, 2012

The polio eradication campaign is the largest non-military, global enterprise in history. It involves dozens of organizations, scores of governments, thousands of health workers and millions of volunteers. In a world of AIDS, malaria and other health crises, the eradication of polio would demonstrate that humankind can triumph over nature. After sixteen years of the campaign in India, on February 25th, 2011 India has finally been declared polio free with the last polio case dated January 13th, 2010. The size of the campaign in India is nothing less than amazing; 2.3m vaccinators and 155,000 supervisors go house to house to 209 million houses and vaccinate 172m kids under 5 years old twice a year during the national immunization day (NID). A sub-national immunization day takes place up to eight times a year in high risk areas like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar where more than 550,000 new babies are born every month. The following gallery is a documentation of the Sub National Immunization Day (SNID) in Bihar commissioned by UNICEF as a part of the last documentation of the program in India. The images will be published in the book 'The SNID' that is scheduled for publication on February 2013.



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IEC material on the wall at a rickshaw stand in Patna,Bihar.

  • September 7th, 2012
  • NIKON D700
  • 35mm / f/4.5 / 1/500 sec
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Muslim religious and community leaders shake hands with unicef staff after a successfu meeting. unicef staff regularily meet mulanas and leaders of the muslim community to sensitize them about the campaign and promote cooperation at local community level.

  • September 7th, 2012
  • NIKON D700
  • 35mm / f/2.8 / 1/500 sec
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A supervisor carries the vaccine cold box during a vaccination day at a village on the flood plains of the Kosi river near Kusheshwar Asthan (E), Bihar.

  • September 9th, 2012
  • NIKON D700
  • 35mm / f/4.5 / 1/400 sec
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House marking during vaccination day at a village on the flood plains of the Kosi river near Kusheshwar Asthan (E), Bihar.

  • September 9th, 2012
  • NIKON D700
  • 35mm / f/2.5 / 1/2000 sec
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Finger marking for a vaccinated child during vaccination day at a village on the flood plains of the Kosi river near Kusheshwar Asthan (E), Bihar.

  • September 9th, 2012
  • NIKON D700
  • 35mm / f/5.6 / 1/800 sec
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A block mobilization coordinator (BMC) supervising the display of IEC material on a mosque wall outside of Patna, Bihar.

  • September 7th, 2012
  • NIKON D700
  • 35mm / f/4.5 / 1/4000 sec
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Community mobilizers put up a banner of the polio campaign across a narrow lane at a muslim area on the outskirts of Patna, Bihar

  • September 7th, 2012
  • NIKON D700
  • 35mm / f/2.5 / 1/1000 sec

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adil-akbar
Adil Akbar  over 2 years ago
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Nice series
hadihirbodvash
hadi hirbodvash  over 2 years ago
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nice