WORKING TOWARDS EFFICIENT AND EQUITABLE VACCINE DISTRIBUTION ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT
BETTER DATA FOR REAL IMPACT
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THE CALL TO ACTION
In order to determine how to best deploy resources to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to assist with a vaccination rollout, we followed the World Health Organization’s (WHO) established framework.
The WHO global allocation framework contains four major elements: Goals, Target Groups, Timing and Boundary Conditions that together inform how COVID-19 vaccine can be fairly allocated.
What are the overarching goals of the response?
Which target groups should receive products in priority to help
achieve this goal?
How should specific products be allocated given their characteristics?
At what pace will countries receive products given:
• Their vulnerabilities (health systems & population factors)
• The dynamic nature of the threat?
What other factors will impact the allocation of specific products
given to countries:
• Product characteristics
• Country context?
We ran analyses with a mix of public and proprietary data to produce hyperlocal insights at the village level (2km per pixel) in order to inform a continent-wide picture.
- First, we identified Disadvantaged Populations
Then, we determined where Critical Infrastructure is available
- A list of electrified healthcare facilities
- Distance from electrified healthcare facilities to their nearest ports of entry
- After that, we calculated the Service Area Patient Load
Lastly, we focused on Boundary Conditions
- How service areas enlarge and constrict based on national border policy