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Redefining access: COVID-19 vaccine delivery in Sierra Leone
Redefining access: COVID-19 vaccine delivery in Sierra Leone.
The Irish Global Health Network Conference was held on 26th and 27th October 2022.
Concern in Sierra Leone presented the project 'Redefining Access: COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery in Sierra Leone' at the conference.
Concern with funding from EU-ECHO implemented a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination programme in partnership with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) and EPI (Expanded Programme on Immunisation) with the aim of improving access to vaccines for hard to reach populations.
The poster explains Concern's approach under various 'access domains':
- Informed choice
- Appropriate provider
- Essential health services
A readiness checklist developed in partnership with MoHS and with input from WHO and UNICEF was able to identify bottlenecks and barriers to the vaccine roll out at district level. The tool is developed in Excel to ensure easy access and management of the data at all levels including a national level dashboard. The tool has been adapted by the MoHS to guide the roll out of nationwide HPV vaccination.
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