While there was some initial reluctance to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Eastern Uganda, attitudes are changing fast.
Volunteers, including King Dakolo of the Epetiama kingdom, are sensitising and convincing people to accept the COVID-19 vaccine in Bayelsa State, Southern Nigeria.
#VaccinesWork spoke to nurse Fatmata Kamara* about how the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in Sierra Leone is progressing.
Persistent power cuts had hampered the provision of healthcare across Zimbabwe. Solar power systems are now offering a solution to ensure children continue to get their vaccines.
Despite a second lockdown, outreach initiatives ensure continuation of Uganda’s routine child immunisation.
Dr John Nkengasong is a Cameroonian virologist and Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), which is working to strengthen the ability of Africa’s public health institutions to detect and respond to disease threats and outbreaks. He explains why Africa should manufacture more of its own vaccines, and how to achieve this.
COVID-19 has made local, home-grown production of vaccines a national priority in countries around the world. #VaccinesWork spoke to Professor Martins Emeje at Nigeria’s National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) to find out what a country like Nigeria needs to do to boost local vaccine production.
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.