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.
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.
In Lagos, Nigeria's most populous state, COVID-19 survivors are encouraging more Nigerians to be vaccinated.
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.
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.
Kenya has ramped up its COVID-19 vaccination programme, expanding the list of who can get vaccinated.
South Sudan has systematically implemented campaigns to eradicate polio in the country. Hard-working vaccinators are striving to keep it that way.
With support from Gavi and other partners, Nigeria’s CDC is in a strong position to test for and combat yellow fever.
Getting market women and pen-pen drivers vaccinated is critical to tackling COVID-19 in Liberia.
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.