Supporting Vaccine Delivery
COVID-19 vaccines arriving in Côte d’Ivoire. | Photo Credit: GAVI
VillageReach supports the Ministries of Health (MoH) to accelerate equitable, efficient, and timely COVID-19 vaccine delivery for under-reached populations. Our teams are working side-by-side to address the health needs in each country context.
- Optimize and support last mile delivery to reach underserved populations
Our knowledge from 20 years of supply chain transformation has MoHs leaning into our technical expertise to improve vaccine delivery for COVID-19. At the global level, we are also increasing our strategic engagement with partners, as co-chair of the Gavi Supply Chain strategy development process, and by consulting on Global Fund and World Food Programme supply chain strategies.
- Increase visibility of vaccine supply and demand
With vaccines arriving unpredictably, the MoHs need access to reliable data to make decisions for vaccine allocation and distribution, and to avoid vaccine wastage. By understanding inventory levels across the country, the execution of an equitable vaccine delivery strategy can ensure everyone has access.
- Support the development and preparation of the workforce to fill gaps in hard-to-reach areas
Diverse populations need to understand how to reduce the spread of the virus. Arming the health workforce with information, including how COVID-19 vaccines will protect them, will strengthen their ability to educate their communities.
- Facilitate communication between the government and community to increase and manage demand for COVID-19 vaccines
Health communication technology can combat vaccine hesitancy and build trust in vaccines. By diversifying the communications channels, MoHs can fight misinformation using technologies like WhatsApp.