Rathnamma P, an 'ASHA' in Bengaluru, India, explains how the country's army of one million female community health workers has helped carry the country through the first year of the coronavirus pandemic.
Professor Heidi Larson, Founding Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project, explains how gender can affect vaccine hesitancy.
Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, epidemiologist and associate scientific director for CAPRISA – the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, explains how gender plays a role in the response to both HIV and COVID-19.
Professor Chizoba Wonodi, Founder of Women Advocates for Vaccine Access in Nigeria and Country Director at the International Vaccine Access Centre (IVAC), explains how she overcame gender barriers in her own career.
You’ve probably heard of vaccine pioneers like Jenner and Salk. But what about the women who also helped lay the foundations for modern immunisation? Meet five remarkable women who pushed forward the frontiers of science.