Making vaccines available in border regions of Tunisia

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The German Last Mile Initiative is enabling the establishment of vaccination infrastructure for urban residents and commuters in Tunisian border towns with Algeria and Libya. GIZ implements the financed measures through the City-to-City-Cooperation Maghreb-Germany project. 

With support from the Initiative, the project is procuring six mobile vaccination containers and training medical staff to administer vaccinations in these facilities. In 2021, with support from German development cooperation, more than 20,000 people were already vaccinated in six such facilities. The Last Mile Initiative is making it possible to extend this approach to more communities. These measures are accompanied by a nationwide vaccination campaign and an app targeting young people, cross-border commuters and urban residents. Additionally, solar-powered e-trikes, made in Tunisia, are being procured for door-to-door vaccination campaigns in remote locations. These activities will help Tunisian communities respond to COVID-19 and improve access to vaccination in remote communities and for citizens with reduced mobility.

  • Executing project:  City-to-City-Cooperation Maghreb-Germany
  • Implementing organisation: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH 
  • Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Local partners: Tunisian Ministry of Interior, Tunisian Ministry of Health
  • Funding: EUR 500,000 from Last Mile Initiative (in addition to EUR 7 m core funding)
  • Contact: anita.sebio-kouhe@giz.de
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