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Improving Immunisation in Urban Slum Areas in Nigeria through Stakeholder Participation: Implication for Research

This policy brief is based on the findings of CPED's on-going implementation research on “Improving immunisation in urban slum areas of Nigeria through stakeholder participation”. The project is one of the small scale implementation research program…

Gambians Approve of Government's Handling of COVID-19 but don't Trust Vaccines

Within days after the Gambia registered its first coronavirus case on 17 March 2020, the government declared a state of public emergency. As the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths climbed, it closed the country’s airspace as well as sea and land bo…

La Vaccination Peut-Elle Guerirle Monde dela Covid-19? Etude de Cas Dequelques Pays / Can Vaccination Cure the World of Covid-19? Country Case Studies

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause millions of infections and deaths worldwide. In order to eradicate it, countries are mobilising enormous efforts to vaccinate their populations and thus achieve herd immunity. The purpose of this paper is to …

Les Camerounais Approuvent la Performance du Gouvernement Face à la COVID-19 mais S’interrogent sur L’assistance et les Vaccins / Cameroonians Approve Government Performance on COVID-19 but Question Assistance and Vaccines

The first case of COVID-19 was reported in Cameroon on 24 February 2020 in Yaoundé (Ministry of Public Health, 2020). Special government measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus followed promptly, including the closure of schools; the prohibi…

We are not Guinea Pigs: The Effects of Negative News on Vaccine Compliance

In 1996, following an epidemic, Pfizer tested a new drug on 200 children in Muslim Nigeria. Eleven children died while others were disabled. We study the effects of negative news on vaccine compliance using evidence from the disclosure of deaths of …

Birth Order and Demand for Immunization for Children Under the Age of Five in Cameroon

Despite free basic vaccines administered by the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), there is still a fairly high death rate of children aged 0-5 worldwide due to vaccine-preventable diseases. Sub-Saharan Africa is the most affected region due …

Financing COVID-19 Vaccination in Kenya: Cost Simulation Analysis

Macroeconomic indicators reveal underperformance of the economy which was occasioned by the adverse impact of COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing containment measures adopted in March 2020. The contraction was spread across all sectors of the economy …

COVID-19 Response: Experiences from East Africa

The evidence shows that the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in school closures which was associated with depression among school going children. Vaccination was associated with better clinical outcomes in infected patients. Community mask wearing and ban…

Namibians Approve of Government’s COVID-19 Response, but Many Doubt Vaccine Safety

Namibia reported its first case of COVID-19 on 13 March 2020. Four days later, the government declared a state of emergency that would eventually encompass a ban on international travel and mass gatherings, social distancing, and phased lockdowns (W…

Basotho Embrace COVID-19 Vaccination but find Government Assistance Lacking

On 13 May 2020, Lesotho became the last country in Africa to report its first case of COVID-19 – weeks after declaring a state of national emergency, closing its borders with South Africa and its schools, and going into the first of several lockdown…

Moroccans Embrace COVID-19 Vaccination but are Dissatisfied with Pandemic Assistance

Morocco has recorded more than 947,760 COVID-19 cases since 2 March 2020, second on the continent to South Africa. Deaths number more than 14,720. In response, the government declared a state of health emergency; closed schools, borders, mosques, an…

Despite Doubts about Government Response to COVID-19, Majority of Mozambicans want Vaccination

As of early December 2021, Mozambique has recorded 152,120 COVID-19 infections and 1,941 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began. The government declared a state of emergency from March to September 2020 and mandated a temporary lockdown. Some rest…

Ugandans Voice Concerns about COVID-19 Response, but Most are Willing to be Vaccinated

Just 10 days after the country’s first COVID-19 case in March 2020, the Ugandan government ordered a nationwide lockdown. A variety of restrictions have continued in place ever since as the country has recorded more than 128,000 infections and more …

Lack of Trust in Government, Reliance on Social Media may Drive Vaccine Hesitancy in Zimbabwe

More than 3 million Zimbabweans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, out of 10 million the government aims to vaccinate in a bid to achieve herd immunity in a population of more than 15 million. The government has pushed its ambitious vaccination …

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