Webinar Recording: Boosting Immunization Reach through Private Sector Engagement
Published on October 4, 2021
On October 13, 2021, MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery convened experts from the MOMENTUM suite of awards, USAID India, implementing partners from South Africa and Kenya, the World Health Organization, and other partners for a webinar to discuss how the private sector can be leveraged to reach more people with routine immunizations and COVID-19 vaccinations. Opening remarks from USAID’s Immunization Team Lead, Folake Olayinka, highlighted the agency’s diverse portfolio of immunization programming over the past 30 years and invited attendees to think about new and effective ways to engage the private sector to support immunization goals and extend equitable access to life-saving vaccines for all.
Sessions covered past research and emerging best practices for engaging the private sector in COVID-19 vaccination and routine immunization efforts, which led to rich discussions between panelists and webinar participants. The discussion concluded with three actions the development community can take to improve private sector engagement in immunization:
- Disaggregate data on COVID-19 vaccination sites by type.
- Monitor equity, inclusion, and reach of vaccines.
- Document effective mechanisms for engagement.
Watch the webinar recording below.