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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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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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