Boost's COVID-19 Listening and Learning Series: Session 3 Follow-Up

Thank you for being a part of the third session of Boost's COVID-19 Listening and Learning Series on June 29, 2021. This ongoing interactive series aims to provide a platform for immunization professionals and others involved in COVID-19 vaccine introduction to share their perspectives, learnings, insights and tools related to vaccine introduction. In turn, the objective of these conversations is to enable a more effective and efficient response to COVID-19 vaccine introduction.

For this session, we were joined again by Nqobizitha Ndlovu, the Africa Regional Director for Adaptive Change Advisors, and Boost Member Sohini Sanyal, as they facilitated dialogue among a diverse group of experts to explore lessons learned related to supply chain and COVID-19 vaccine introduction.

Panelists included:

  • Dorothy Logedi, Sub-County Logistician, Migori County, Ministry of Health (Kenya)
  • Sarah Snidal, Manager, New Vaccine Introduction and Service Delivery, CHAI Global Vaccine Delivery (Uganda)
  • Mariam Zameer, Senior Manager and Team Lead, Health Systems, VillageReach (USA)

Throughout the discussion, panelists surfaced real-time challenges impacting supply chain in the age of COVID-19. Many noted barriers, such as the shortage of staff to manage large facilities, lack of equipment and technical expertise to meet vaccine demand, along with the overwhelming lack of confidence for COVID-19 vaccines at all levels.

>> Continue the conversation and share your perspectives in the COVID-19 Listening and Learning Series learning group on the Boost Community platform.

So, what’s next?

And in case you missed it...

Be sure to check out COVID-19 Vaccines: What is the Role for Civil Society, the global good from our second session of the COVID-19 Listening & Learning Series on May 25, 2021. This resource is a collection of the challenges, thoughts and calls to action expressed by our esteemed and diverse group of panelists who discussed the role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in advocating for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

 

Keep an eye out for new resources, podcasts and live engagements - coming soon!

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