COVID-19 vaccination and information for vulnerable groups in Georgia

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The German Last Mile Initiative is making it possible for partners in Georgia to reach vulnerable population groups with information about COVID-19 and access to vaccinations. These groups include the elderly, persons with disabilities or chronic disease, and members of ethnic minorities living in rural areas. GIZ implements the financed measures through the Sustainable Urban Mobility in the South Caucasus programme. The programme is working with new partners – the Georgian Center for Strategy and Development and Georgian Medical Holding – to strengthen flexible and inclusive access to vaccinations and other essential health services in selected regions of the country. This includes support for vaccination logistics, as well as information campaigns which provide information about COVID-19, how it is transmitted, and the benefits of vaccination. Medical examinations and check-ups are also provided. These measures help to increase awareness of COVID-19 and reduce vaccine hesitancy. 

  • Executing project: Sustainable Urban Mobility in the South Caucasus (Mobility4Cities)
  • Implementing organisation: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH 
  • Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Local partners: Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia; and Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture
  • Funding: EUR 1 m from Last Mile Initiative (in addition to EUR 4.8 m core funding)  
  • Contact: martina.kolb@giz.de
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