Accessing hard to reach areas to reduce regional inequalities
Senior Immunization Technical Officer, National focus, East Africa, 15 years of experience.
While the country has a reasonably high vaccination coverage overall, there are regional disparities. For his project, the Scholar identified transformative investment opportunities, to improve data management systems, to achieve better immunization outcomes in areas with lower coverage. Working with external stakeholders, additional ideas were incorporated to strengthen the plan. The system has been implemented in 4 of 23 regions with a plan to roll out it the remaining regions. The regions where it has been implemented hare now among the high performing districts and regions. Within the regions and the districts where it has been implemented, there has been a significant reduction in the numbers of unvaccinated children.