Before community leaders like Dr. Emmanuel Ojwang stepped in, the logistics did not exist to get doses from the capital city Juba into the arms of the South Sudanese people across the country who need them most. Photo: Andrea Campeanu, CARE

How South Sudan Beat the Odds to Delivery COVID Vaccines

Led by community members like CARE’s Health & Nutrition Coordinator Dr. Emmanuel Ojwang and CARE’s Health and Nutrition Manager Dr. Kawa Tong, South Sudan solicited investments in the South Sudanese healthcare system after those 132,000 life-saving doses went to waste in May. They quickly secured surge funding from CARE’s Fast & Fair Campaign, South Sudan’s Health Pool Fund, UNHCR, and UNICEF, and were able to change the story by the time the next round of doses arrived in July.

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