In February 2022, a year and a half after the continent was declared indigenous wild poliovirus-free, the virus resurfaced in south-eastern Africa. As the Global Polio Eradication Initiative kicks off pledging to fund the 2022-2026 strategy, VaccinesWork dives into what exactly happened in Malawi and Mozambique, where eight children have been paralysed by an infectious threat that really isn’t over until it’s over everywhere.
Josephine Chinele is a multi-award-winning international journalist. She has worked as a news, features and investigative reporter for newspapers, and radio and television platforms in Malawi, Tanzania and South Africa. In 2018, Josephine was a US Department of State Professional Investigative Journalism Fellow at the Los Angeles Times. She has also been awarded prestigious journalism fellowships in the areas of HIV and AIDS, health and human rights, among others. She is a biomedical HIV prevention advocate.