Anthony

Tasked with getting the COVID-19 vaccine to Ugandan residents living on the islands in Lake Victoria, Anthony and his team ran into some trouble.

Winnie

Winnie Nabukeera opened The Little Winnie Foundation when she was just 23-years-old. The young nurse has always been passionate about educating teens about HIV and sexual health. And not even a global pandemic could stop her.

East Africa

In East Africa, EANNASO conducted training sessions with community champions, ensuring they were well-versed in advocacy, community mobilisation, and campaign strategies.

North Africa

Recognising the profound challenges faced by the region, EIPR initiated a comprehensive comparative study focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on the health systems of Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco.

Imelda

Giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic wasn't easy for mothers in Uganda. Imelda Namatovu, a nurse working in Kampala, tested positive when her son was just six weeks old.

Liberia

Our partners in Liberia hosted live radio shows where community members could speak directly to health authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Liberia

Spotlighting the invaluable work of midwives and nurses, this unique project in Uganda revolved around storytelling and gathering narratives from remote rural nurses and midwives to shed light on their challenges and successes in delivering COVID-19 vaccines.

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Impact & Reach

5

Regions Represented

103

Member Organisations

52

CSO Meetings

4

Regions Granted

45

Activists Trained in Storytelling

8

Community Engagement Centred Projects

Overview

The People’s Vaccine Alliance (PVA) Africa is part of a global movement of organisations and networks supported by Nobel Laureates, Heads of State, health experts, economists, world leaders, faith leaders and activists working together to ensure Africans everywhere have equitable access to vaccines.

 

Our strategy

Housed in the African Alliance, PVA Africa’s role is to ensure that the voices, priorities and work of African activists and communities, in all of our diversity, are meaningfully reflected in global healthcare. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued to ensure that interventions, strategies, and approaches to the access of COVID-19 vaccines for Africans continue to be addressed on our African terms. We do this by ensuring that the work of indigenous organisations in all five regions of the continent is amplified, and supported and shapes our collective advocacy for a truly decolonised response, for this pandemic and the next.

 

Our primary focus areas are health systems strengthening, ensuring equity in access to COVID-19 tools for communities in the global South, strengthening engagement with relevant stakeholders and accelerating an approach for a decolonised approach response.

During the 11th South Africa AIDS Conference, the PVA Africa team set up a digital billboard in Umlazi, Durban, to commemorate the three-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was done in solidarity with the AIDS Conference and in vigilance with pandemic preparedness and people who had lost their loved ones to the pandemic. #NeverAgain

Country Partners

Liberia

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Malawi

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Uganda

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East African Region

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North African Region

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