This series of reports is a deliverable part of Gavi's Immunization Supply Chain Strategy (iSC). They outline strategies and techniques for improving immunization and overcoming barriers. They cover a number of subjects including integrating supply chains and geospatial mapping.
To meet @GAVI’s goal of reducing zero-dose children by 50% by 2030, @VillageReach is harnessing the power of the private sector to bridge the gap in vaccine access. Learn more about our work. #vaccineswork https://bit.ly/3CAbaUk
#COVID has strained health systems, with zero-dose children increasing by 5 mil in 2021 compared to 2019. Locating zero-dose children is critical to increase #vaccine access – learn more about our work at @VillageReach to find these children. #vaccineswork https://bit.ly/3gio6Xu
Geospatial mapping can provide a view of where zero-dose children live, offering a pathway to increase #immunizations. However, it can be costly and resource intensive. @VillageReach uses a more affordable and accessible version of this tool. #vaccineswork https://bit.ly/3Ty8Lkb
Extending vax access into more communities can be taxing on many supply chains. To address these challenges, @VillageReach looks at #supplychain integration. Read more about #Mozambique’s journey to integration and our recommendations for a smooth process. https://bit.ly/3TufgnV
To address the health worker shortage, @VillageReach explores deploying #CHWs as vaccinators, increasing #immunization access in the countries they serve. To untap their full potential, we must first address the challenges they face. URL
This series of case studies is a deliverable from the Supply Chain Integrators Investment. They outline promising practices for countering COVID-19 from the African continent and propose ways to incorporate those practices more broadly. They cover a number of subjects including social listening and vaccination campaigns.
Social listening can be a low-cost data-driven strategy to identify people’s concerns and pivot comms to address them. In this Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery case study, @VIllageReach showcase how to mitigate #COVID19 rumors and protect communities: https://bit.ly/3e4ueS7
Solutions like Health Center by Phone can pivot the information presented to meet the needs of their callers. As such digital tools are used more widely, they become more accurate. Read how social listening can help build people-centered health systems: https://bit.ly/3e4ueS7
Côte d'Ivoire’s MoH set out to vaccinate the country against #COVID19 by the end of 2021, but vax rates stalled by Sept. By working with VillageReach, a data-driven approach was applied to meet the country’s vax goals.
Read about the best practices used: https://bit.ly/3AK0IJ4
How to improve vaccine uptake? We share lessons learned from Côte d'Ivoire:
🌇Stay flexible and responsive to communities’ needs
💼Coordinate with government to align outreach strategies
💉Find and nurture your local immunization champions
Learn more: https://bit.ly/3AK0IJ4
An agile supply chain, public buy-in, a trained health workforce and consistent community outreach led to a successful #COVID19 vaccination campaign in Mozambique. Read our new @VillageReach case study to learn more https://bit.ly/3Fsnh9n
Our new @VillageReach COVID-19 case study reflects on three elements of COVID-19 vaccine distribution that contributed to successful vaccination rates in Mozambique. Read more here https://bit.ly/3Fsnh9n
In December 2021, VillageReach began working with governments to launch vaccine sites, known locally as “vaccinodromes”, in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Côte d’Ivoire to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates and make vaccines more accessible. The following videos document the development of these sites and the impact that they are having in bringing COVID-19 vaccines closer to communities and ensuring equitable access to vaccines for all.
At the end of 2021, @VillageReach began supporting @MinSanteRDC to accelerate #COVID19 vaccinations in Kinshasa, opening accessible sites known as vaccinodromes. Take a look at how the four sites are bringing ????closer to communities in this new video: https://bit.ly/3kDC9WM
Fast facts about @VillageReach's vaccinodromes in Kinshasa:
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Watch ➡️ https://bit.ly/3kDC9WM
How can #COVID19 vaccines be brought closer to communities? Our partner @VillageReach is supporting four "vaccinodromes" in Kinshasa, DRC that are meeting people where they live, work and play, vaccinating over 35,000 people. Take a closer look: https://bit.ly/3kDC9WM
Collaboration is essential to reaching people with #COVID19 vaccines. Our partner @VillageReach has worked with @MinSanteRDC to open four vaccinodromes in Kinshasa, bringing vaccines closer to communities. See how teamwork is powering these sites: https://bit.ly/3MIC67U
Community health workers (#CHWs) are ???? to fighting #COVID19 misinformation. In Kinshasa, DRC, a CHW advised Michel to get vaccinated and led him to one of @VillageReach’s vaccinodromes. Here’s how that experience with a CHW could save Michel's life: https://bit.ly/3Fb6Uvs
With just 15% of Africa fully vaccinated, #COVID19 vaccination efforts cannot lose steam: too many lives are at stake. @VillageReach’s new commentary in @ghn_news shows how efforts to deliver vaccines in Africa are becoming adaptable using data: https://bit.ly/3P3pjPD
Having vaccinated over 50,000 Kinshasa residents, vaccinodromes are a powerful example of how governments and NGOs can collaborate to accelerate #COVID19 vaccinations. Read VillageReach Country Director Freddy Nkosi's new commentary in @ThinkGlobalHlth: https://bit.ly/3GlDn2E
At the end of 2021, @VillageReach began supporting @Santeci to accelerate #COVID19 vaccinations in Abidjan, opening a vaccine site known as a “vaccinodrome.” Take a closer look at how the vaccinodrome is bringing ????closer to communities in this new video: https://bit.ly/3vG1N3n
Along with having a stationary site, the Yopougon vaccinodrome utilizes a mobile outreach strategy to bring #COVID19 vaccines where they are needed in the community. Watch how @VillageReach is supporting Cote D’Ivoire's ???? efforts: https://bit.ly/3MQL6b0
VillageReach is proud to share our 2021 Annual Impact Report and new redesigned website, highlighting how our work strengthened health systems through COVID-19 and beyond. In 2021, VillageReach achieved a major milestone: we helped improve access to quality health care for 58 million people in sub-Saharan Africa – surpassing our target of reaching 50 million people by 2023. We also supported 380,000 health workers’ ability to deliver products and quality health services to under-reached populations and assisted in the delivery of health products to 2,500 health facilities. We achieved these goals through using impactful solutions and strong partnerships to transform health care delivery to reach everyone.
We invite you to read our Annual Report, visit our new website and share our impact as we work to transform health care delivery to reach everyone.
In 2021, VillageReach helped increase access to quality health care for 58 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. Learn more about how we are strengthening health systems through COVID-19 and beyond in our Annual Impact Report ➡️ https://bit.ly/3NCNXph
While COVID-19 required VillageReach to adapt in 2021, our mission of creating people-centered health systems remained the same. Read President Emily Bancroft’s letter on how we transformed health care delivery in our 2021 Annual Impact Report. https://bit.ly/3NCNXph
For Dr. Archimede Makaya at VillageReach the delivering of health products to the Democratic Republic of Congo via drones is “a dream come true.” Read about how VillageReach turned a dream into reality in our 2021 Annual Impact Report. https://bit.ly/3NCNXph
From vaccine delivery and administration, PPE procurement for #CHWs and combating pandemic misinformation, VillageReach worked tirelessly last year to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. Read more about our COVID-19 response in our 2021 Annual Impact Report https://bit.ly/3NCNXph
Learn about how VillageReach is using drones to get health products to people in our 2021 Annual Impact Report. Last year we assisted in 652 product deliveries in DRC that supported the routine immunization of 24,652 children under the age of one. https://bit.ly/3NCNXph
VillageReach is proud to share our 2021 Annual Impact Report. Discover how we:
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Nine months ago, VillageReach embarked on a mission to improve how we use our web presence to share our mission and story – of transforming health care delivery to reach everyone. We’re pleased to say that the fruits of that work are now LIVE: www.villagereach.org
Since day one, VillageReach has been focused on working with partners to make transformative change across health care systems. We dream big and move fast. You can keep up-to-date with all the latest developments in our NEW integrated newsroom and blog: https://www.villagereach.org/our-impact/newsroom/
It all started with a plane, a cyclone and a desire to help people. VillageReach might have grown, but sub-Saharan Africa is where our story began and where we remain focused. Explore our global impact and all the latest from our core countries: https://www.villagereach.org/where-we-work/
Did you know that VillageReach also conducts original research to find solutions to live health care challenges? We’re proud to present our research, fact sheets, toolkits, presentations and reports in a NEW comprehensive Resource Center: https://www.villagereach.org/what-we-do/resources/
Where you live shouldn't determine the quality of the health care you receive, but it does. VillageReach believes that another world is possible, a world where everyone has the health care needed to thrive. Please join us in promoting our first ever animated video to help people learn more about how we are reimagining pathways to primary health care and getting products to people to transform health care delivery to reach everyone. Our work increases access to quality health care for 46 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.
Where you live shouldn't determine the quality of the health care you receive, but it does. This short animated video is a great introduction to how VillageReach transforms health care delivery by building pathways to care and getting products to people: https://bit.ly/3ya3S7g
Where you live shouldn't determine the quality of the health care you receive, but it does. Working in radical collaboration with governments and private sector partners can transform health care systems and have a long-term impact on people's health: https://bit.ly/3ya3S7g
We believe that a world where everyone has the health care needed to thrive is possible. Our partner organization VillageReach has just released a short animated video that outlines the pathways forward in "Reaching Health Care for All": https://bit.ly/3ya3S7g
Products to People is a limited, 4-episode series featuring host Tiwonge Mkandawire and global health experts who will be discussing integrated public health supply chains in Africa. The series does a deeper dive into aspects of Supply Chain Integration Framework.