CountryDemocratic Republic of Congo
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DRC currently has one of the lowest vaccination rates in Africa, therefore, VillageReach is supporting the DRC government in achieving its two main COVID-19 vaccine goals:
- Use 80+% of available vaccine with minimal wastage
- Vaccinate 45.2% of the population (40,357,109 of people) by December 2022
Vaccine Operations and Systems Readiness: Launch vaccination sites in Kinshasa; Support DRC govt in finalizing a plan for BMGF operations funds, including identifying local implementing partner; Establish non-facility based vaccination sites to improve coverage and equity, especially among underserved populations.
Demand Generation and Management: Launched mass vaccination awareness campaign to improve the level of confidence; Strengthen government capacity to respond effectively to challenges regarding vaccine uptake; Support outreach and advocacy activities to specific groups (parliamentarians, political authorities, religious leaders); Add features to Health Chat to include more information on COVID-19 vaccines.
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Let’s Talk About Vaccines Study Overview
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Reducing missed opportunities for vaccination in Mozambique: cross-sectional assessment (2017)
Equitable Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccines: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa
Protecting the Community Health Workforce During COVID-19
COVID-19 vaccine delivery in LMICs: How to think about concentration vs dispersion in delivery?
Landscape Analysis of Electronic Immunization Registries
Guide for Promoting Equitable Health Product Access Through Supply Chain Design
PPE Quantification and Forecasting Tool Process
PPE Quantification and Forecasting Tool
Arming Community Health Workers For Battle
Promoting Equitable Health Product Access through Supply Chain Design
Who is preparing the next generation of immunization supply chain professionals?
From November 15-29 2021, DRC ran a vaccine campaign that coincided with the opening of the medium volume distribution site in Kinshasa:
- At the end of the first full week, 661 people were fully vaccinated
- The first Medium-Volume Vaccine Site in Kinshasa vaccinated 2,000 people in the first 14 days
- The DRC Ministry of Health
Provincial Health Division of Kinshasa
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Livelihood Impact Fund
- Breakthrough ACTION