Country stories

Articles focusing on Gavi-supported countries.

17 September 2021

Vaccine justice: Nepal gives refugees priority in the vaccine queue

Nepal has distributed more than 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine according to a considered allocation schedule based on humane, inclusive, epidemiological good sense. The country’s future safety depends on the willingness of the rest of the world to do the same.

16 September 2021

Now we know: typhoid conjugate vaccines are highly effective in African children

A study in Malawi found that TCVs are 84% efficacious among children 6 months to 15 years of age – the first such evidence among African children.

16 September 2021

“We are not resting on our laurels”: COVID-19 survivors encourage vaccination in Nigeria

In Lagos, Nigeria's most populous state, COVID-19 survivors are encouraging more Nigerians to be vaccinated.

15 September 2021

Cameroon is dealing with two conflicts amid the pandemic

The war against Boko Haram in Cameroon's northern region and the struggle against armed secessionists in the west have taken a significant toll on vaccine roll-out.

14 September 2021

Q&A: Helping teenage mothers access immunisation in Rwanda

The COVID-19 pandemic has reportedly increased the number of teenage mothers across Africa. Inadequate childcare support and stigma can prevent teenage mothers accessing routine immunisation and nutritional support for their infants. Girl Effect Rwanda’s Ilaria Buscaglia tells Linda Geddes how the Gavi-supported Akurane Itoto (Growing Up Healthy) campaign is changing this.

13 September 2021

Kenya accelerates its COVID-19 vaccination programme

Kenya has ramped up its COVID-19 vaccination programme, expanding the list of who can get vaccinated.

8 September 2021

South Sudan’s polio vaccination campaigns are bearing fruit

South Sudan has systematically implemented campaigns to eradicate polio in the country. Hard-working vaccinators are striving to keep it that way.

7 September 2021

Boosting yellow fever testing in Nigeria

With support from Gavi and other partners, Nigeria’s CDC is in a strong position to test for and combat yellow fever.

3 September 2021

Protecting a different kind of frontline worker in Liberia

Getting market women and pen-pen drivers vaccinated is critical to tackling COVID-19 in Liberia.

2 September 2021

The vaccine taxi: Going mobile in Zimbabwe

Distance and fear of the pandemic has put many parents off from taking their children to health clinics in Zimbabwe. So one converted taxi is taking the clinic to them.

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