Together, we can end the pandemic: stand in #VaccineSolidarity with Africa today.
We are witnessing the largest and most complex global vaccination effort in history.
The speed and scale of the roll-out has been impressive: but it has not been equitable.
As of late April 2022 - with many wealthy nations providing fourth or fifth doses to their populations - only 16.2% of people in Africa are fully vaccinated.
As an organisation founded on the principle that health is a human right, we believe this gap is indefensible.
In summer 2021, Amref Health Africa called on our supporters to stand in Vaccine Solidarity with Africa, launching an ambitious campaign to raise funds to support our vaccination work across the continent.
Thank you to everyone who responded, whatever form that support took.
Since then, we've been working with partners to create the conditions for a successful, continent-wide roll-out: training health workers to administer the vaccine, setting up mobile clinics, transporting doses to remote regions, and working at community level to dispel fears and create demand - as well as advocating for the delivery of more, useable vaccines to the region.
Spotlight: Vaccination outreach in Uganda
The supply of doses to Africa is improving - but many people still face barriers to access. That's why we're making vaccines available where people live and work.
On Friday, 1st April 2022, we set up a mobile clinic in Kasanda, Central Uganda, vaccinating more than 320 people who would otherwise have had to travel long distances in search of a vaccine.
"People have been very happy"
"This area is 30 kilometres away from the nearest health facility, so people don't get access for vaccinations," says Damascus Kiyoola, immunisation lead for the Ministry of Health in Kasanda District. "But if we get these outreaches, it is so good. People have been very happy; we are also as a District very happy."
We are aiming:
to raise £2,000,000
in two years
to support vaccination efforts across the continent
– and to bolster the routine health services that are being affected by the diversion of resources to pandemic response.
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could provide a Community Health Worker on the front line of the COVID-19
could provide vaccine education and outreach materials for 1,000 community members to increase uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine
could train a frontline health worker based at a vaccination centre to safely administer the COVID-19 vaccine
Funds raised through #VaccineSolidarity will support the next phase of Amref Health Africa’s wide-ranging COVID-19 response: addressing barriers to vaccine access and uptake across the continent.
- Training health workers across the continent to administer the vaccine – and equipping them with PPE so they can feel safe as they go about their life-saving work.
- Setting up temporary and mobile vaccination clinics.
- Facilitating the transportation of doses to remote regions, as well as ensuring they are stored in the correct conditions.
- Supporting Community Health Workers to address myths and misinformation that can contribute to vaccine hesitancy – increasing demand for, and uptake of, the vaccine.
- Supporting the planning and coordination of vaccination programmes, at both national and sub-national level.
- Advocating at national, regional, and global level for an end to vaccine inequity.
Our Programme Work
Our Advocacy Work
As well as implementing a comprehensive vaccination programme, Amref Health Africa is calling for policy change at national, regional, and global level. Read why we made the decision to join the People's Vaccine Alliance.
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Images (c) Leonardo Mangia and Brian Otieno (including banner), 2021. Videos (c) Francis Mukasa, 2022.