I started working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) four years ago when VillageReach was approached with an opportunity–to improve the availability of vaccines and essential medicines in rural Equateur province.
I never back down from a challenge, and this one couldn’t be more difficult given the forest density, the river running through the province, and lack of roads. What roads there were would get washed away or become mud pistes for Land Cruisers during the rainy season.
In countries like DRC, supply chains are designed with the environment in mind and drones looked promising for vaccine…
We improve the productivity and capacity of health workers, so they can deliver quality care.
We improve the availability of vaccines, medicines, and supplies at the last mile, so that people have access to the treatment they need.
We integrate data driven decision-making at all levels of the health system, because smart decisions lead to improved health.