Alliance with PRISMA

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Alliance with PRISMA

The USAID partnership with Asociación Benéfica PRISMA contributes to the implementation of the National COVID-19 vaccination Plan in Perú.

This Alliance will support the formulation and revision of plans, the coordination among stakeholders, the supply chain management with focus on cold chain, vaccines management, the surveillance of adverse events attributable to the vaccine, community engagement and participation, vaccine demand, and communications and advocacy. It will have a strategy focused on contributing to achieve that indigenous communities and other vulnerable populations receive the vaccine with equity.

HOW DOES THE ACTIVITY WORK?

The project supports the Ministry of Health and subnational health authorities (regional and local) in the implementation of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, with an effectiveness approach from the planning stages through the identification and reporting of adverse events post-vaccination for their attention by the health system to ensure that the people of Perú, above all that neglected such as the indigenous, is vaccinated in optimal conditions and in the shortest possible time. Technical assistance and training will be provided in Regions Ancash, Cuzco, Lambayeque, Piura and Ucayali to support the formulation and implementation of regional vaccination plans, strengthen the management of vaccine logistics, improve services at vaccination points, support follow-up of vaccinated persons, strengthen regional communication strategies and the participation of community-based organizations.

RESULTS ACHIEVED

  • Five regional vaccination plans continuously updated.
  • Five vaccination plans for Andean and indigenous populations formulated, three as part of regional vaccination plans and two of them as standalone plans.
  • Five communication plans aligned with the MIDIS and MINCUL national plans.
  • A total of 1,756 health workers trained in micro-planning with territorial approach, cold chain, the vaccination process and pharmacovigilance. Of this total, 44% were men and 56% women.
  • 187 technical assistance visits and process monitoring, and 140 work meetings and various coordination were carried out.
  • Four private sector organizations supporting the implementation of regional vaccination plans: Antamina and SiderPerú (in Ancash), Chamber of Commerce (in Lambayeque) and the University of Piura (in Piura).
  • On July 9, the "National Training Program for Vaccination against COVID 19" began, which has been updated and reinforced jointly by the National School of Public Health.
  • Coordination with Proyecto Legado (national logistics operator for vaccines against COVID-19) to collaborate in the logistics management of vaccines in the five prioritized regions.
  • A digital platform: website of the project called “yo me vacuno ya” with content in 3 native languages, Quechua, and Ashaninka, is under development.
  • Twenty-one culturally appropriate audio spots produced collaboratively with local entities, in Spanish and native languages ​​(Machiguenga, Shipibo Konibo, Katataibo, Asheninka, and Kakataibo).

Last updated: August 12, 2021

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