Challenges in vaccine distribution

jordangialijordangiali Research AnalystPosts: 34 XPRIZE
edited June 29 in Key Issues
Assuming that a COVID-19 vaccine gets discovered within the next 1-2 years:
  • What will be the major challenges in delivering the vaccine to people in low- and middle-income countries?
  • How can digital technology help mitigate or solve these challenges?

Comments

  • ShashiShashi Mumbai, IndiaPosts: 258 admin
    Hello @Shabbir, @nothmany, @acowlagi, @cimdal2, @dzera and @RahulJindal - Please join the discussion and share your thoughts on the major challenges in delivering medicine in developing countries and how technology can help solve these challenges. Thanks.
  • ShashiShashi Mumbai, IndiaPosts: 258 admin
    Hi @Lizzy_2020, @a1m2r3h4, @Mellie64 and @SArora - It would be great to hear your thoughts on the major challenges in delivering the vaccine to people in low- and middle-income countries. Please join the discussion. Thanks.
  • Lizzy_2020Lizzy_2020 Dr Posts: 4
    Major challanges in delivering the vaccine to people in LMIC are:
    Ignorance
    Lack of accessibility
    Poverty
  • ShashiShashi Mumbai, IndiaPosts: 258 admin
    Hi @fbaothman, @PHall, @Mohammadimr and @sshinde - It would be nice to hear your thoughts on the major challenges in delivering the vaccine to people in low- and middle-income countries.
  • SAroraSArora Founder & Director Posts: 3
    One of the major challenges in delivering vaccines to people in low- and middle-income countries lies in building the capacity amongst health care workers. To be successful, these health care workers should both be able to educate people to the need for vaccinations and develop the skillset to carry out such vaccination programs.
    Digital technology helps mitigate or solve these challenges by training health care workers (nurses, Community Health Workers, etc.), to learn new processes and protocols, and train new staff at scale, efficiently and cost-effectively.
    The ECHO model (https://echo.unm.edu/) is a telementoring –low dose high frequency hub and spoke model designed for rapidly scaling best practices of complex information. It can be used at multiple points to support front-line teams and public health officials designing protocols.


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