Enhancing vaccine uptake in Libya

33_KfW Libya Vaccination Campaign Benhazi_2_(c) UNICEF,Libya,Ibrahim

The German Last Mile Initiative supports Libya’s national vaccination campaign. With financing from the Initiative, provided through the KfW Development Bank, UNICEF implements measures to enhance vaccine demand and uptake, as well as to strengthen capacities to coordinate and implement vaccination campaigns. It has carried out a seven-month awareness campaign which has reached more than 2.5 million people with information about COVID-19 vaccines via flyers, billboards, and other materials. It is also strengthening capacities for the coordination and implementation of vaccination campaigns, including quality assurance measures. The project supports trainings on cold chain and vaccine management for 1,867 vaccinators, and trainings on infection prevention and control for 513 health facility staff and community health workers. In addition, the project accompanies the rollout of a tracking system covering COVID-19 vaccination registrations and PCR testing. It is procuring items including tests kits, syringes, cold chain equipment, diagnostic equipment, power supply systems, communication and IT equipment, and vehicles which are benefitting around 100,000 people. In another effort, it is establishing, improving or rehabilitating six COVID-19 sites, benefitting a total of 39,900 people. Three of the rehabilitated sites are situated in camps for internally displaced persons.

  • Executing project: Supporting a Safe, High-quality and Inclusive Rollout of the COVID-19 Vaccine in Libya (Phase 2)
  • Implementing organisation: KfW Development Bank
  • Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Local partner: UNICEF
  • Funding: EUR 5 m from Last Mile Initiative 
  • Contact: tobias.luppe@kfw.de
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