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Vaccine Reminder Bracelet to Help Improve Timeliness and Completion in Nigeria

Written by Ifeyinwa Martins The Alma Sana project in Nigeria has commenced in full swing. Enrolment of babies into the Alma Sana vaccine reminder bracelet study began in February in the selected primary health care facilities in Karu LGA, Nasarawa state. Getting caregivers to bring their babies to receive the bracelets during immunization sessions required […]

Immunization Financing in Nigeria: What does this mean to mothers and caregivers?

Opinion piece by Tolulope Babajide It was another Thursday and as expected at the Dutse local primary health care center, tens of mothers with their babies strapped at their backs defying the morning cold began to fill the maternity center for immunization. There is an unwritten code on immunization days: Don’t get there late. Almost […]

IVAC/ DCL supports NPHCDA/NERICC high level visit to Kaduna and Katsina State Emergency Routine Immunization Coordination Center (SERICC)

Written by Dr. Linda Arogundade and Funmilayo Adewumi As part of the National Emergency Routine Immunization Coordination Center’s (NERICC) efforts to support the operationalization of the State Emergency Routine Immunization Coordination Centers (SERICCs) in the states, a high-level delegation from NERICC led by NPHCDA with support from identified partners embarked on a support mission to […]

Alma Sana receives Employee Choice Award and additional $25,000 from GSK Save the Children, updates on Alma Sana study

After being selected to receive a share of the $1M Healthcare Innovation Award from the GlaxoSmithKline Save the Children Partnership earlier this year, Alma Sana was voted by more than 1,000 employees across GSK and Save the Children to receive the Employee Choice Award, which awarded us an additional $25,000. We were told Alma Sana […]

Alma Sana selected to join Gavi Infuse community

Alma Sana was one of 15 international startup organizations selected to join Gavi Infuse, an initiative by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, designed to accelerate the uptake of scalable innovations that save children’s lives through vaccination by providing dedicated resources and support. The 2017 focus was on improving equity of access to vaccines in Gavi-eligible countries. The Alma Sana bracelet was the […]

Using innovation to remind mothers of their immunization visits

Hello Mothers… Do you know about immunization? Have your children been immunized? Do you know the importance of immunizing your children in a timely and complete manner? For most of us, the answer to this line of questioning is an absolute ‘Yes, of course!’ After all, we all know and sang the popular jingle – […]

Formative study on Vaccine Indicator and Reminder (VIR) band to improve vaccination timeliness and completion in Nigeria

The Health Strategy & Delivery Foundation (HSDF), in collaboration with researchers from Direct Consulting and Logistics (DCL), Johns Hopkins University International Vaccine Access Center (JHU/IVAC) and Precision Development Research and Advocacy (Pakistan) are implementing a research project in Kebbi State, Nigeria. The project seeks to assess the feasibility and acceptability of implementing an innovative vaccine indicator […]

DCL receives GSK-Save the Children 2017 Health Innovation Award for Alma Sana Nigeria at Ceremony in Abuja

Imagine a world without reminders, or any nudge to give you a cue on things you must do. There would be a lot of things left undone or a lot of delayed processes. That’s why we have DStv reminding you when your subscription is due and to re-subscribe; telcos reminding you of your airtime so […]

DCL Consultants support WAVA delegation to NASS

Direct Consulting and Logistics (DCL), which serves as administrators for the WAVA Secretariat, recently supported WAVA coalition member, Vaccine Network for Disease Control (VNDC) in preparing for and conducting an advocacy visit to two female legislators at the National Assembly on June 13, 2017. In a bid to boost political will for increased immunization financing, […]

DCL contributes to immunization forum with ED NPHCDA

Direct Consulting and Logistics (DCL) joined top stakeholders in the immunization sector under the aegis of the National Immunization Financing Task Team (NIFT) at its first formal meeting with the Executive Director (ED) of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) at the Agency’s Headquarter Conference Room. DCL was on hand to provide technical support […]