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Where We Work  |  Program

COVID-19 Vaccination in the DRC

Country

Democratic Republic of Congo

Solution

Not Affiliated to a Solution

Topic

Infectious disease

Status

Active

Background

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
Works

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.

 

Links

Resources

Report  |  2022

Bate-Papo Vacina!

Fact Sheet  |  2022

Mozambique: A Highly Effective COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

Report  |  2022

Community health workers who vaccinate: improving immunization equity

Tool  |  2022

Assessment Tool for Polio Specimen Referral Systems

Report  |  2022

Understanding the Adoption of Global Guidance for the ISC

Fact Sheet  |  2022

Responding to Public Health Emergencies in Mozambique

Fact Sheet  |  2022

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

Fact Sheet  |  2022

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

Presentation  |  2022

TechNet-21: Proven and promising strategies for enhancing vaccine confidence

Presentation  |  2022

Polio Lab Sample Transport – Assessment Findings from 15 Countries

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Partners

Government

  • The DRC Ministry of Health
  • Provincial Health Division of Kinshasa

Donors

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Livelihood Impact Fund
  • GAVI
  • WHO
  • UNICEF
  • M-RITE
  • Breakthrough ACTION

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