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COVID-19 Vaccination in the CDI

Nov 11, 2022   |   Blog Post

Leveraging Data to Improve COVID-19 Vaccination Rates in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Côte d'Ivoire  

It’s no exaggeration to say that quality data is intrinsic to VillageReach’s core values of excellence and innovation. It allows us to actualize those values by enabling everyone, from patients to policy makers, to make informed decisions that improve health outcomes. That is why...

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May 11, 2022   |   Blog Post

The Vaccinodromes of Kinshasa and Abidjan

In December 2021, VillageReach began working with governments to launch vaccinodromes in the DRC and  Côte d’Ivoire. The following videos document the development of these sites and the impact that they are having in bringing COVID-19 vaccines closer to communities and ensuring equitable access...

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Feb 10, 2022   |   Blog Post

Six logistical considerations for your COVID-19 vaccination site

In December 2021, VillageReach launched two COVID-19 specific vaccination sites  – also known as “vaccinodromes” in Francophone countries – that are geared towards increasing vaccine uptake in Côte d’Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) . When planning for the sites, there were...

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In Côte d’Ivoire, VillageReach partnered with the Ministry of Health to increase low COVID-19 vaccination rates.

We established the first COVID-19 vaccinodrome in Yopougon, an urban area in the city of Abidjan. We opened the site in December 2021 with the ability to vaccinate up to 1,000 people a day.

Through our outreach-focused approach, we increased vaccine convenience and used community mobilization to build vaccine demand. 

People inspecting drone in field.

Children playing outside of houses in Malawi. (Photo Credit: Jodi-Ann Burey)

How It Works

  • Vaccine Operations and Systems Readiness: Established a high volume vaccination site in Abidjan.
  • Demand Generation and Management: Implementing systematic approach for social listening by establishing HealthAlert/VaccineCheck and using this platform to disseminate accurate info about COVID-19 vaccine through FAQs.


Fact Sheet  |  2023

COVID-19 vaccinodromes: Increasing COVID-19 vaccination in Côte d’Ivoire and Democratic Republic of Congo

Tool  |  2023

Fixed Vaccination Site and Mobile Advance Strategy Team Implementation Guide

Report  |  2023

Case Study: Demand Generation at COVID-19 Vaccination Sites in CI and DRC

Tool  |  2023

Considerations for Your COVID-19 Vaccination Site

Fact Sheet  |  2022

A People-Centered Flexible Approach to COVID-19 Vaccination in the Côte d’Ivoire

Program Impact

Through VillageReach’s coordinated, multimodal strategy, daily vaccinations increased from 400 to 800 in four months, and from December 2021 to October 2022: 

  • 87,108 COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Côte d’Ivoire at the vaccinodrome. 

  • Around 95% of COVID-19 vaccinations occurred during outreach sessions.








  • The CDI Ministry of Health


  • GAVI
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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