It may not be high tech, but it works. Kenyan community health volunteers use tracking books to ensure that children receive routine vaccinations.
Community health volunteers collaborated with local structures in the slums to help inhabitants survive lockdown and stop the spread of disease.
Nurse Rashid Abdi knows how challenging it can be to keep vaccines cold all the way from manufacture to inoculation – especially when your patients are the children of pastoralists in rural Isiolo county, Kenya.
New mRNA tech transfer hub to be established in South Africa. Facility will provide training and licences for vaccine development. Less than one per cent in Africa have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
The pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing inequalities, not least those disadvantaging women and girls in low- and middle-income countries. Fortunately, with today’s digital technologies, those providing health information and services for girls…
A rich network of community volunteers in Nairobi are putting skills they developed during anti-polio activities to work tackling COVID-19, and mobilising slum dwellers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Beginning today, Kenya’s Ministry of Health is beginning a major new measles-rubella vaccination campaign to defend against outbreaks.
Amidst the challenges that COVID-19 has brought, flooding in Kenya has made it even harder for the people of Kisumu County.
Pamela Anyango is on a mission to boost vaccine coverage in Dandora, Kenya, home to a garbage dump that has been labelled the ‘cradle of the next pandemic’.