Bright Spots Webinar: The March Towards Resilience and Readiness

August 24, 2021

Our upcoming Bright Spots live engagement will take place on August 24 at 1:00 PM GMT (find local time), underscoring the importance of a strong vaccine supply chain system, which is the backbone of sustained routine immunization. Without it, supply doesn’t match demand, unmet need becomes the tragedy of hard-won vaccine acceptance and, ultimately, children become susceptible or even lost to vaccine-preventable diseases.

The quest for an effective system was central to the work of the Kano State Primary Healthcare Management Board (SPHCMB). Located in northwest Nigeria, Kano was still battling polio as recently as 2012, and was regarded at the time as the Nigerian epicenter of wild poliovirus transmission. While Kano did not lack health facilities, the vaccine delivery architecture suffered a lack of streamlining, resulting in inefficient delivery of vaccines from the state stores to health service delivery points.

During the session, colleagues from the SPHCMB and the Solina Centre for International Development and Research (SCIDaR) will share how they overcame multiple challenges to create a functioning cold chain system, a streamlined push system and widespread zonal storage facilities – an overall resilient vaccine supply chain system. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences with peers.

Before this session, be sure to read their full story – now available on the Bright Spots site!

Register Today!

You May Also Like

EIR or IIS – How to Select the Best Digital Immunisation System for your Country Context

This webinar series presents the leading Electronic Immunization Registries (EIR) and Immunization Information Systems (IIS) software and service options that are currently deployed in the field. It also explores how to select, procure, and implement a robust EIR/IIS. ​This includes examining the different functionalities in order to aid the selection of the right system to … Continued

Reversing Alarming Declines in Immunisation: Building sustainable vaccine demand with and for communities

In this event covering COVID-19 vaccinations and routine childhood immunisations, we will explore: What the barriers are to restoring and sustaining high acceptance and demand for both COVID-19 vaccines and routine immunisations in LMICs. How misinformation and limited health services are particularly holding back progress for equitable vaccine access and demand. Which pioneering practices from … Continued