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Vaccine Pillar Learning Agenda

COVID-19 vaccination is one of the the key interventions to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 disease and mortality.

Vaccination also remains a key approach for strategic preparedness and response planning in the WHO African Region.

The Vaccine Pillar, within the Vaccine and Preventable Diseases Programme (VPD), is supporting WHO member states in:

  • COVID-19 vaccines regulation and registration
  • Allocation and financing
  • Supply chain and logistics
  • Risk communications and infodemics
  • Learning lessons and best practices

The Learning Agenda team works with all Vaccine sub-pillars, West, Central and South East Africa partners and other external partners to ensure lessons are well documented and immediately shared to improve vaccination goals.

Learning Agenda Scope

Collection

To collect & consolidate learnings from vaccine deployment across member states.

Sharing

To share intermediate learnings about vaccine deployment through relevant & engaging forums.

Documentation

To document learnings and build knowledge about vaccine deployment efforts.

Our Reports

17

Users

47

WHO AFRO Countries

36

Lessons

8

Best Practices

Available Lessons Learned

Available Lessons Learned

Botswana

Botswana adopted age as their primary determinant for COVID-19 vaccine prioritisation.

Gambia

Unavailability of electronic devices to collect and monitor COVID-19 vaccination data in the Gambia...

Zimbabwe

Despite initial hesistancy, Zimbabwe approved US-based Johnson and Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine fo...

Available Best Practices

Available Best Practices

South Sudan

Training and equipping social mobilizers with knowledge of COVID 19 has proved to be a potent tool...

Ghana

The use of short messaging services (SMS) to send reminders to people who are due for their second d...

Ghana

Delays in acceptance or refusal of vaccination despite the availability of vaccination services has...

Mali

Medical oxygen is becoming a critical need as the third wave of COVID 19 infections hit most countri...

Botswana

Monitoring and analyzing conversations to inform strategic activities both online and offline has pr...

Botswana

Vaccine hesitancy has remained a key barrier to the uptake of COVID 19 vaccines in several WHO/AFRO...

Team

Team

Learning Agenda Team Profiles

Mrs Chanda Chikwanda

Learning Agenda Lead

Education: MSc Control of Infectious Disease

Email: chikwandac@who.int

Phone: +260976779068

Dr. Geoffrey Kailemia

Knowledge Management Dissemination and Use officer

Education: PhD Public Health

Email: kailemiag@who.int

Phone: +265997788370

Mr Deus Thindwa

Research and Learning Officer

Education: MSc Epidemiology

Email: thindwad@who.int

Phone: +265997788370