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 Peru.

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 Peru, 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, Cusco, 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

  • 9 regional vaccination plans in the process of continuous updating.
  • 5 vaccination plans for high Andean and indigenous peoples prepared, three of them are inserted in the regional plans and two of them have been prepared independently.
  • 5 communication plans aligned to the national plans of MIDIS and MINCUL.
  • 4 communication plans in the process of being prepared based on prospective communication diagnoses in Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Huancavelica, and Junín.
  • 8 training events were held for the National Training Program for Vaccination against COVID 19 developed by the National School of Public Health. A total of 2,264 people participated, 86% of whom were female.
  • A total of 13,393 health workers were trained in 170 training events focused on: micro planning with a territorial approach, cold chain, vaccination services, and pharmacovigilance. Of this total, 22% were men and 78% women.
  • 559 technical assistance and process monitoring visits and 488 work meetings and various coordination’s 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).
  • Donations to the regions:
    • Ancash: 68 refrigerators, 50 DATA LOGGERs, 540 vaccine-carrying flasks, 615,308 soles in donations of cold chain equipment for the regions: Ancash 633 pieces of equipment, for a total cost of 95,110 soles,
    • Cusco: 230 teams, for a total cost of 126,900 soles,
    • Lambayeque: 116 teams, for a total cost of 130,900,
    • Ucayali: 557 teams, for a total cost of 98,470 soles,
    • Piura: 1,000 teams, for a total cost of 163,928 soles.
  • A digital platform: website of the project called “I am vaccinated now” with content in 3 native languages, Quechua, Ashaninka in the process of development.
  • 955,910 communication materials have been printed, including comics, adhesive posters, stickers, utility booklets that have been distributed segmented in different spaces and audiences in the nine regions where the project is implemented.
  • Through the digital strategy on Facebook, 649,982 people have been reached.
  • There is a vaccine landing page with project communication materials with the option to download, 29 vaccine questions with answers in text and recorded podcasts in Spanish, Ancash, and Cusco Quechua, Machiguenga, Asháninca, Shipibo Konibo and Awajún.
  • 142,067 messages have been disseminated through radio spots and microprograms, mentions in radio programs, loudspeaker broadcasting, broadcasting through collection trucks, and others.
 

Last updated: May 13, 2022

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