Global Perspectives: A Conversation with Dr. Santosh Gurung

The Health Campaign Effectiveness Coalition is proud to present Global Perspectives, a video series that interviews key actors in the global health field on their opinions and viewpoints regarding current health trends and practices. This month, the Health Campaign Effectiveness Coalition sits down with Dr. Santosh Gurung to discuss his work in immunizations with the World Health Organization, the role that the media has played on vaccine acceptance, and vaccine delivery readiness gaps.

Dr. Santosh Gurung works with the World Health Organization’s Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), under the category of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB). He works with both the measles and COVID-19 vaccination teams, focusing on program implementation. He began his career in clinical medicine in Nepal before transitioning to public health, and has been working in the field of immunizations for more than 14 years.

Closed captions are available–click the “CC” in the bottom right of the YouTube window.

View the full interview here.

Listen to Dr. Gurung describe his experience with the media and its role in helping and hindering vaccine acceptance here.

Hear him discuss the many readiness gaps countries are now facing as they begin rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine here.

Listen to Dr. Gurung discuss vaccine hesitancy here.

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