Country stories

Articles focusing on Gavi-supported countries.

15 June 2021

Protection across borders: Why immunising Mozambique is helping border communities in Eswatini

For the Eswatini communities living on the border with Mozambique, there are added benefits when it comes to immunisation of their children.

14 June 2021

Floods hampering the vaccine roll-out in Western Kenya

Amidst the challenges that COVID-19 has brought, flooding in Kenya has made it even harder for the people of Kisumu County.

10 June 2021

Tackling typhoid in Zimbabwe: “We have to be sure for ourselves that the water is safe”

After a devastating typhoid outbreak swept through Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, a new, more effective vaccine is bringing hope.

8 June 2021

“This country belongs to all of us”: Vaccinating internal migrants in Nigeria

For those who migrate within Ondo State, Nigeria, access to immunisation has been complicated by the shift in focus to COVID-19.

4 June 2021

Get the jab! COVID-19 vaccination in Goma

Community health workers, government and aid agencies join a chorus of voices encouraging vaccinations in the DRC.

3 June 2021

Nigerians turn to social media for encouragement

Social media has been much-maligned as a source of misinformation when it comes to vaccines. But for millions of Nigerians it is having the opposite effect, encouraging them to get their jabs.

31 May 2021

The Long View: Keeping vaccines cool with cold chain

With millions of COVID-19 vaccines now being delivered around the world, they are utilising a huge hidden infrastructure, built up over decades and spreading across the globe, with one ultimate goal: keeping the vaccines cool. How did these vaccine “cold chains” evolve, and why are they so important?

28 May 2021

Encouraging vaccination in Nairobi: “If we work on awareness and motivation, we are good to go”

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’.

27 May 2021

Malawi takes on religious beliefs that discourage immunisation

Malawi’s Ministry of Health is using its structures to reach out to a small section of religious groups that are threatening the success of the country’s immunisation programme.

25 May 2021

Filling the vaccine gap in Kenya

A well-planned immunisation programme can go a long way to reducing the burden of disease on a country.

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