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COVID-19 Vaccination in the DRC


Democratic Republic of Congo


Not Affiliated to a Solution


Infectious disease




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:


  1. Use 80+% of available vaccine with minimal wastage
  2. Vaccinate 45.2% of the population (40,357,109 of people) by December 2022

How it

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.




Presentation  |  2022

Polio Lab Sample Transport Program – Global Polio Surveillance Group Presentation

Report  |  2022

Let’s Talk About Vaccines Study Overview

Research  |  2022

Determinants of immunisation dropout among children under the age of 2 in Zambézia province, Mozambique

Research  |  2021

Reducing missed opportunities for vaccination in Mozambique: cross-sectional assessment (2017)

Research  |  2021

Equitable Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccines: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa

Report  |  2021

Protecting the Community Health Workforce During COVID-19

Research  |  2021

COVID-19 vaccine delivery in LMICs: How to think about concentration vs dispersion in delivery?

Research  |  2020

Landscape Analysis of Electronic Immunization Registries

Tool  |  2020

Guide for Promoting Equitable Health Product Access Through Supply Chain Design

Tool  |  2020

PPE Quantification and Forecasting Tool Process

Tool  |  2020

PPE Quantification and Forecasting Tool

Resource  |  2020

Arming Community Health Workers For Battle

Fact Sheet  |  2020

Promoting Equitable Health Product Access through Supply Chain Design

Fact Sheet  |  2019

M-Vaccin Overview

Resource  |  2018

Who is preparing the next generation of immunization supply chain professionals?

Program Impact

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
  • GAVI
  • WHO
  • M-RITE
  • Breakthrough ACTION

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