Meet IOM’s DTM and Migration Health Unit. In light of COVID-19, their vaccination campaigns are saving lives in South Sudan.
South Sudan - Accountability and follow-up when it comes to COVID-19 are very important. Three main displacement sites are benefiting from COVID-19 vaccination campaigns.
Recipients of vaccination are registered with the DTM biometric registration system. It helps to trace the distribution of vaccines while supporting efforts for the follow-up for the second dose. Distribution of the second dose of the vaccine has been the main gap across the country.
IOM combined its strength as a camp management leading agency and custodian of biometric registration data in relevant displacement sites of Bentiu and Malakal to fill this gap.
Pilot programmes were held of the establishment of protocols. Teams were trained in the potential expansion of activities into other displacement sites and host community settings.
IOM receives funding from the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) for “Strengthening IOM's COVID-19 Life-Saving Response in Humanitarian Settings” in several countries around the world as part of IOM’s Strategic Response and Recovery Plan for COVID-19 (SRRP). We would like to tell the stories of some of the people who benefited from this support.