International Women's Day 2021
For this year's International Women's Day VaccinesWork has interviewed a number of women leaders and front line workers who represent this year's IWD theme: #ChooseToChallenge
- 8 March 2021
- 2 min read
- by Gavi Staff
International Women’s Day: Caring for Everyone: an ASHA worker’s COVID-19 story
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.
International Women’s Day: Heidi Larson on the fight against vaccine hesitancy
Professor Heidi Larson, Founding Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project, explains how gender can affect vaccine hesitancy.
International Women’s Day: Quarraisha Abdool Karim on the fight against HIV
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.
International Women’s Day: Chizoba Wonodi on the importance of a good mentor
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.
The women who made modern vaccines work
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.