Men, follow Mariam’s lead
Mariam is a Malian refugee. She became the first woman to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in a refugee camp, in south-east Mauritania.
“We often face misinformation," says Mariam, as she speaks about life in the camp. “Many people are illiterate, so it's 'word of mouth' that prevails. It is thanks to vaccination that we can all get out of this pandemic together.”
Mariam reflects on the importance of her role. “First, I show the way to my friends and other women in the community. Second, I hope that my action will motivate men to get vaccinated."
"Now that a woman has done it,
[men] can't hide anymore!"