The Saving Lives and Livelihoods Initiative, Tanzania’s Impact Documentary

The Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative was launched in Tanzania in October 2022, and as of March 2023, the initiative had already surpassed its target by 144%, with over 5 million COVID-19 doses administered. Additionally, more than 104% of the target population aged 18 and above have been vaccinated, with the Africa CDC Saving Lives […]

Adoption of door-to-door integrated approach in reaching the last mile in COVID-19 vaccinations: The case of Noonkopir Village in Kajiado County, Kenya

In March 2022, the Kenyan Ministry of Health lifted all COVID-19 restrictions, including wearing of masks, restrictions on large crowd gatherings, and quarantine measures for confirmed COVID-19 cases. This move not only reduced the risk perception of COVID-19 among citizens but also saw related mass media messaging drastically reduced, especially on mainstream media platforms, which […]

Two years on, Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative administers 32 million COVID-19 Vaccine doses and strengthens health systems in Africa

The Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative, a historic $1.5 billion partnership between Mastercard Foundation and the Africa CDC, has achieved significant milestones two years after its launch in June 2021. As of June 2023, the initiative has administered over 32 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, contributing to the full vaccination of 52 percent target population in […]

Improving COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Sierra Leonne using people-centred approaches

“At 90 years old, I feel lucky to have taken my COVID-19 vaccine shot and feel more confident to live a couple more years. I am equally happy to witness more people taking their shots as this strengthens community cohesion,” recounts a community member in Sierra Leone. According to the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health, […]

Africa CDC Urgent Support to Avert COVID-19 Vaccines Expiry in Africa

COVID-19 vaccines are a fundamental tool for controlling the ongoing pandemic, minimising social disruption and economic consequences, and further decreasing the emergence of new variants. The start of 2021 was momentous for the continent as the first COVID-19 vaccines were received through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access, known as the COVAX facility. The continent instantly […]