April 2019 Grassroots Conference Call – Immunisation in Ghana

Image: Edmund shows us his motorbike, which he acquired with support form Gavi. The bike helps him reach remote locations that would otherwise only be accessible on foot.

This month, health advocate and nurse Edmund Duodo joined us from Ghana, sharing his experience of working directly with the hardest to reach communities. His expertise helped us in the UK visualise the incredible work that health workers are doing on the ground to ensure that children are receiving vital vaccinations. Edmund also took us through how multilateral bodies like Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance work with the government to overcome cultural and logistical barriers to immunisation, and the huge progress they have seen with coverage rates and disease eradication in the last two decades.

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Edmund Duodu is a trained Registered Community Nurse, World Health Organization Primary Health Care Young Leader, a member of the Gavi CSO platform (Ghana) on immunization, District Community Based Health Planning Services Coordinator at Kwahu Afram Plains South of the Ghana Health Service, and the Executive Director of NGO Divine Mother and Child Foundation.

Useful Links:
Harry’s blog: Multilateras –  A proven way to deliver effective aid
RESULTS Nutrition Training
Gavi in Ghana 
Ghana WHO data
The Fully Immunised Child: April action materials