How "Camel Riders" are Helping the COVID-19 Vaccine Push in Kenya

Mrs. Grace Koriopo, a community health worker [second left]
with other Samburu women in Marti village, Samburu county

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, shares an incredible article about how camel riders in Northern Kenya have repurposed their herds to help spread the word about COVID-19 vaccines, using traditional healers to gain trust in the community. With tourism hit hard by the pandemic, instead of racing and transport, the camel herds are being used for COVID-19 vaccine education and awareness across four remote sub-counties in a bid to reach 123,000 people.

 

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