Vax Up Podcast


Maya Health Alliance Reaches Indigenous Guatemalan Communities

Season 1, Ep. 3

In this episode, we head to Guatemala, where an innovative partnership between Wuqu’ Kawoq (the Maya Health Alliance), UCSF and Stanford University, are developing digital and social media messaging for indigenous rural communities in local Mayan languages. The project - funded by the Vaccine Confidence Fund, part of the Alliance for Advancing Health Online - provides some useful lessons learned for vaccine implementers looking to find ways of reaching marginalized communities with messaging that is appropriate to their needs - and that can be communicated in different local languages.


Nadia Diamond-Smith, UCSF

Monica Berger Gonzales, University of the Valley of Guatemala

Emily Lopez, Maya Health Alliance

Anne Kraemer, Maya Health Alliance

Lucia Abascal, UCSF

Jaime Johnston, Digital Medic Stanford University

Ben Plumley, Hunuvat


Bay Area Global Health Alliance: @GlobalHealthAll

Sabin Vaccine Institute @sabinvaccine

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Girl Effect India Blends Tech, Cultural Competency to Reach Young Mothers (Ep02)

Season 1, Ep. 2
In this episode of the Vax Up Podcast, we head to India, a country that prides itself on access to vaccines, where a drop in families seeking routine vaccinations for children during the COVID-19 pandemic sparked a need for stronger messaging campaigns on routine childhood immunizations. We look at how Girl Effect, an international nonprofit dedicated to empowering young women and girls through media, answered that call to action with a first-of-its-kind campaign aimed at reaching an elusive target audience: young mothers living across India’s Hindi Belt.Panelists:   Sohini Sanyal, Sabin Boost CommunityLeezel Tanglao, Journalist and Media ConsultantFeatured in Profile:Sneha Chatruvedi, Content Lead, Girl EffectSandhya Ramakrishnan, Global Marketing Lead, Girl EffectSreejoni Nag, Writer and Director, Girl EffectSocial Media Handles:Girl Effect: @GirlEffectSohini Sanyal: @Sohini28Leezel Tanglao: @leezeltanglaoSneha Chatruvedi: LinkedIn Sandhya Ramakrishnan: LinkedInSabin Vaccine Institute: @sabinvaccineBen Plumley: @benplumley @shotarmpodcastBay Area Global Health Alliance: @GlobalHealthAll #vaxup #GirlEffect #GirlEffectIndia #GirlEffectTEGA #BayAreaGlobalHealthAlliance #SabinVaccineInstitute #Vaccine #VaccineTrust #VaccineConfidence #AllianceForAdvancingHealthOnline