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COVID-19 Vaccination in Malawi

Sep 27, 2022   |   News

Social Listening to Strengthen Vaccine Programmes through Chipatala cha pa Foni (CCPF) in Malawi

To help boost COVID-19 vaccination rates in Malawi, VillageReach is working with the Ministry of Health (MoH) to listen to the concerns of citizens, compile data about misinformation and information gaps, and inform data-driven response strategies to close those gaps. This approach to social...

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Jul 30, 2021   |   News

Malawi Ready to Store, Distribute Incoming COVID-19 Vaccine: Official

Alinafe Kasiya is quoted in an article about Malawi’s readiness to receive and administer incoming COVID-19 vaccines.

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Jul 28, 2021   |   Blog Post

Getting PPE To The Last Mile

Originally posted on Skoll.org. As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic bore down in Democratic Republic of Congo in December 2020, Bébé Bola, a community health worker (CHW) in the Pakadjuma township of Kinshasa knew that she and her colleagues lacked the personal...

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Mar 5, 2021   |   Blog Post

Malawi receives its first COVID-19 vaccines, and just in time

Today, Malawi became the tenth African country to receive COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility. 360,000 Oxford-AstraZeneca doses arrived at the Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe to great fanfare, as Malawi recently suffered an intense second wave of COVID-19 infections. The Malawi Minister of...

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In Malawi, VillageReach is supporting government with technical and digital tools, and operational expertise.

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:

    • Rapid modeling for delivery from district level to facilities and communities
    • Adoption of SC Equity Framework principles when designing distribution plans
  • Demand Generation and Management:

    • Utilize HCBP solution platform in Malawi – CCPF – to create COVID-19 vaccine demand and understand community preferences and vaccine hesitancy
  • Digital Systems and Data Use Implementation:

    • Deploy OpenLMIS for COVID-19 vaccines throughout all HFs in-country
    • Train workforce in uploading COVID-19 vaccine data and using data for decision-making
  • Health Financing and Costing:
    • Implement WHO’s COVID-19 Vaccine Introduction and deployment Costing tool (‎‎‎‎CVIC tool)


Fact Sheet  |  2022

Social Listening To Strengthen Vaccine Programs: Leveraging A National Health Hotline In Malawi



  • The Malawi Ministry of Health


  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Elma Philanthropies
  • USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PS)
  • Mulago Foundation

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