The STOP Program’s public health workforce has been engaged in the global fight to eradicate polio for over 20 years. STOP team members are also on the frontlines supporting national responses to other vaccine-preventable and emerging infectious diseases like measles, yellow fever, hepatitis B, cholera, Ebola and now COVID-19.
CDC’s investments in training and deploying public health professionals, where and when they are needed most, help countries build stronger immunization systems to increase vaccine coverage and improve outbreak detection and response time.
UNICEF has partnered with CDC in the STOP program to bring specific technical support in the area of Social and Behaviour Change (SBC). UNICEF works with CDC to develop the SBC training curriculum and materials as well as facilitates STOP SBC training during the SBC week of the 3-week training program.
What is the STOP Program?
STOP recruits and trains international public health consultants to deploy to countries worldwide
3 weeks training - third week on SBC is led by UNICEF
260 consultants deployed in 40 countries each year
Shift C4D to SBC: 5 approaches that go beyond communication
Interview of STOP Alumni
Frontline defense against polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases
Interview of STOP Facilitator and Trainer
What are STOP ultimate goals ?
STOP consultants help :
- strengthen national immunization surveillance programs
- support supplemental immunization activities
- respond to disease outbreaks
- support polio eradication
- provide Social and Behaviour Change expertise
STOP Helps Build and Sustain Immunization Capacity Within Countries
Why become a STOP consultant?
- To gain international public health leadership experience
- To make critical contributions to polio eradication and other VPD elimination and control efforts locally
- To make a valuable career advancement opportunity
How to apply?
If you are interested in becoming a STOP consultant, read more on how to apply.
STEP 2 - Review the frequently asked questions for applicants.
STEP 3 - Make sure you meet the requirements for STOP positions.
STEP 4 - Complete an application for the STOP Program*.
* Recruitment will open for STOP Team 56 in May 2023 !
Key areas of focus
- Vaccination activities to mitigate and contain outbreaks of VPDs
Active and passive surveillance
Health education and communication
Immunization policy guidance
Outbreak response activities
Data management and analysis
Social and Behaviour Change