Country stories

Articles focusing on Gavi-supported countries.

13 August 2020

Somalia responds swiftly to measles outbreak in Jubaland State

A surveillance system in Somalia is providing real-time early warning disease alerts to help tackle health threats such as measles outbreaks and COVID-19 cases.

5 August 2020

How is Pakistan maintaining routine immunisation despite the COVID-19 pandemic?

Despite disruption to routine immunisation in Gavi-eligible countries due to COVID-19, collaborative efforts between Alliance partners and governments have made it possible to partially resume immunisation sessions in countries such as Pakistan.

4 August 2020

How creative communication strategies are helping fight COVID-19 misinformation in DRC

The misinformation surrounding COVID-19 in the Democratic Repubic of the Congo isn’t new – public health officials have seen rumours and myths circulate with Ebola. Here’s how they are tackling them.

29 July 2020

Children missing out on routine vaccinations in Somalia amid COVID-19 fears

In the recent past, 25-year-old Zahra Mohamud* had visited the Hawadle maternal and child health centre in Hargeisa regularly to have her older son Ibrahim* vaccinated against the most common childhood diseases.

24 July 2020

How are Gavi-supported countries maintaining routine immunisation during the pandemic?

A spotlight on Ethiopia, India, the Solomon Islands and Zambia

Governments have had to act fast to not only protect their people against COVID-19 but also to ensure protective measures like vaccination against other infectious diseases could continue.

23 July 2020

Delivering life-saving vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic

Health workers are stopping at nothing to ensure immunizations for every child.

3 July 2020

How the COVID-19 lockdown is affecting routine immunisation

Routine immunisation has slowed in many Gavi-supported countries around the world. Here, researchers writing in The Lancet, including a Gavi scientist, look at the effect of lockdown on vaccination programmes in Karachi, Pakistan 

1 July 2020

How is the pandemic impacting one of the world’s largest refugee settlements?

As of 27 June 2020, there have been 513 tests carried out in the camps, with 49 confirmed cases.

30 June 2020

First African trial of a COVID-19 vaccine

The first African clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine has started in South Africa, run by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits).

26 June 2020

Ebola is officially over in North Kivu and Ituri - what can we learn for COVID-19?

On 25 June, the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that has raged for more than 2 years is over. What does this mean for the country and what can it teach us about ending the COVID-19 pandemic?

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