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Our Impact

79,000,000 people have increased access to quality health care across Africa.

660,485 health workers supported to deliver products and quality health services to the most under-reached.

12,000 health facilities received and sent deliveries of health products through our programs.

Reaching Health Care
For All

Responsive primary health care (PHC) ensures that health care services are available when they are required, even for the hardest-to-reach communities, it is responsive to people’s preferences, and people obtain the services and products they want and need. This is the core of VillageReach’s strategy: building responsive primary health care systems. Adopting these changes will require policy, practice and systems shifts, calling for partnerships with civil society, the private sector, political leaders and multilateral institutions to accelerate the transformative action needed for responsive PHC.

A Vision to Reach Universal Health Coverage (2:06)

Saving Lives by Saving Time

Impact Story

polio south sudan

Our job is to take zero chances and ensure that each country’s surveillance system is sensitive to sporadic cases and acts quickly.”

In a remote village of Pibor County, South Sudan, fear gripped Nram as he observed his child’s weakening legs. Now, health surveillance officers had to collect a vital sample and commence a race against time to deliver it to the lab, safeguarding its quality against the scorching heat. These transport challenges have spurred the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to partner with VillageReach to lead a project to enhance the speed and quality of sample delivery from health facilities and communities to national and international labs.

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Creative Catalysts to Vaccination

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vaccination malawi

Let’s Talk About Vaccines! empowers communities to embrace vaccines, exemplifying how drama and songs can bring public health to life.”

In Malawi, a blend of drama and talking books is driving change in vaccination rates among children. Through the Let’s Talk About Vaccines! project, a collaboration between the Malawi Ministry of Health and VillageReach, community engagement and edutainment (a mix of education and entertainment) are being used to tackle barriers to full immunization of children under two. This power of creativity empowers communities to embrace immunization and secure a healthier future for their children.

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Reaching UHC Through Integrated Supply

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next generation supply chain

A plan to rapidly boost childhood immunization formed around the realization that routine is the new emergency.”

Five years ago, a plan to rapidly boost childhood immunization in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was formed. The Mashako Plan was formed around the realization that “routine is the new emergency.” In response to the Mashako plan, VillageReach started working in two remote DRC provinces, Equateur and Tshuapa, through the Next Generation Supply Chain (NGCA+) which supercharges the fight for universal health coverage through integrated supply chain strengthening to reach communities at the last mile.

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Community-first vaccination saves lives

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I came here to listen to the health workers’ talk. They provided important information to prevent some diseases.”

In the quiet village of Mudine, Mozambique, young mother Wina arrived early at the mobile vaccination clinic with her baby, Regina, in her arms. A community health worker welcomed her with a smile, handing Wina a pictorial card illustrating the importance of vaccinations and a schedule of her baby’s upcoming immunizations. Wina was impressed.

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A Dream Come True

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Every person … was very happy to hear that we could fly from one location to another, bringing vaccine doses without putting a health worker at risk.”

Dr. Archimede Makaya is passionate about finding sustainable solutions to improve access to quality health care in rural communities. Before coming to VillageReach, he had worked as a physician and at the DRC Ministry of Health (MoH). So, seeing firsthand what limited access to lifesaving medicines and vaccines can do to communities, Dr. Archimede was excited to join VillageReach and use drone technology to get health products to people.

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Strengthening Health Systems

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It is hard to be forward thinking on a roller coaster, but at VillageReach, that is exactly what we set out to do early in the pandemic.”

This is how Emily Bancroft began her president’s letter in our 2021 Annual Impact Report. The ups and downs of the pandemic were relentless, but during this past fiscal year VillageReach continued to adapt while keeping in mind our big picture: to accelerate the development of people-centered health systems and to be a global leader in radical collaboration to scale and sustain impact.

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The Latest Global Impact

See the latest updates from our work to improve access to quality healthcare in the world’s most underserved communities.

Vaccine Forecasting and Supply Planning

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Gender and Equity Approach

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Washington State Health Equity Program

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Supply Chain for Community Health Workers (SC4CHWs)

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Building People-Centered Health Care Systems

To achieve universal health coverage by 2030, we must collectively scale up and sustain innovative practices that increase access to essential health services while accelerating innovation through collaboration. Reducing inequities in access relies on our collective ability to design health solutions that overcome barriers under-reached communities face today. When community insights—the analyzed needs, preferences and feedback of a population—are integrated at a systems level and routinely acted upon, we can improve health outcomes.

People-centered Solutions

 

People-centered Solutions

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