While Zambia aims to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to 70% of its people by June 30, 2022, the road to getting there is uncertain. The Zambian Ministry of Health reports that, as of February 21, 2022, 21.6% of people were fully vaccinated. Vaccine doses available in the country are slowly rising, with 6.2 million doses arrived as of February 11, but less than half of those doses have made it into people’s arms. By February 23, only 2.77 million doses had gotten to people. By December 31, 2021, only 7.2% of people had gotten a vaccine, compared to a goal of 40%. Without significant investments in last mile delivery, especially for people at highest risk, Zambia risks missing its next COVID-19 vaccine targets.
This two-page overview outlines CARE’s model for girl-led action to shift social and gender norms, why it is important and how it works. Girls in Action (also known as Learning Communities on the Move or LCOM) was originally developed in South Asia in partnership with the EMPower Foundation. Read MoreRead More
This issue spotlights Dave Gahan and Martin Gore, members of musical group Depeche Mode, who recently partnered with CARE to raise funds on their tour. Plus, a focus on Irina Ozhehova, who recently joined CARE Ukraine as a Rapid Response Officer after volunteering to help people in the region for over a decade. Read MoreRead More