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Fresh Perspectives and New Goals

    Looking Ahead to 2023 and Beyond  When I look back on 2022, I see so many places VillageReach took chances, aimed higher, and achieved new impacts in partnership with others. At the “vaccinodromes” of Kinshasa (DRC) and Yopougon (Côte d’Ivoire), we combined all that we know about delivering primary health care...
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This year, we can achieve even greater impact

    Our collective achievements are enabled by the depth of our partnerships.  Together - with communities, with health workers, with governments - we've made significant progress in 2022.       Copyright © 2023 VillageReach, All rights reserved. Thank you for opting in for updates and newslett...
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Let’s unite for vaccine equity TODAY

    In February, the Malawi Ministry of Health announced the shocking news that a case of wild poliovirus had been detected in a child – the first in the country in 30 years and the first in Africa since 2020. A month later, neighboring Mozambique confirmed eight more cases.   Polio is an infectious disease that mainly affects childr...
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A strategic leader joins VillageReach to advance its mission

    Introducing VillageReach's new Vice President I’m thrilled to announce that Claudia Shilumani has joined VillageReach in the new role of Vice President, Partnerships & Impact. In this strategic role, she will develop and operationalize VillageReach’s strategic goal of being a global leader in advancing scale and sustainabilit...
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Strengthening Health Systems through COVID-19 and Beyond

    From Ideas to Commitment: Leadership at VillageReach VillageReach has seen tremendous growth since I joined in 2013. This organizational evolution has pushed us to be more explicit about how we define and actualize our values. But becoming an organization that is locally driven and globally connected did not h...
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Vaccinodromes - Getting jabs in arms in the DR Congo

    Join us on June 2nd, 2022, from 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. PDT for an exclusive conversation for VillageReach donors and friends. Take a close look at how vaccinodromes are bringing vaccines closer to where people live and work - improving access and availability.  Vaccinodromes: bringing life-saving vaccines directly to people in t...
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Join us TODAY to help improve vaccine access

   It’s World Immunization Week, and we invite you to join VillageReach in our vision to ensure that everyone has access to life-saving vaccines, no matter where they live. Make a gift to improve vaccine deliveryLast year, even as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted routine vaccinations, VillageReach and our partners were using drones to...
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This World Immunization Week, help improve vaccine access

   For World Immunization Week, we invite you to join VillageReach in our vision to ensure that everyone has access to life-saving vaccines, no matter where they live. Make a gift to improve vaccine deliveryLast year, even as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted routine vaccinations, VillageReach and our partners were using drones to supp...
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Help reverse the backslide on routine immunizations

  Immunizations save millions of lives every day. They are among the most impactful and cost-effective public health interventions available. But the COVID-19 pandemic has gravely disrupted global childhood routine immunization efforts.Give now to support vaccine deliveryDuring 2020, 23 million children did not receive essential vaccines ...
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Help reverse the backslide on routine immunizations

  Immunizations save millions of lives every day. They are among the most impactful and cost-effective public health interventions available. But the COVID-19 pandemic has gravely disrupted global childhood routine immunization efforts.Give now to support vaccine deliveryDuring 2020, 23 million children did not receive essential vaccines ...
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VillageReach's Impact in 2021

    Strengthening Health Systems Through COVID & Beyond In 2021, I felt like I was on a roller coaster. This is how I began the president's letter in our 2021 Annual Impact Report. The ups and downs of the pandemic were relentless, but during this past fiscal year VillageReach continued to adapt while keeping in mind our big pict...
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Putting the "Global" into Global Health

   Image: GettyLessons From The Virtuous Cycle Of Global LearningAs we head into the third year of a global pandemic, VillageReach remains focused on speeding up the pace of global vaccination. There is still a long way to go to reach our goals, but nevertheless, I find myself filled with hope. This pandemic has brought many opportunities...
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Best Wishes for the New Year

    With the New Year comes renewed optimism that together we can reach health care for all.   May 2022 bring us closer to this shared vision. Watch our new video     !---->Copyright © 2022 VillageReach, All rights reserved. Thank you for opting in for updates and newsletters from VillageReach at our websi...
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Your Gift Helps Close the Vaccine Equity Gap

  Only 7% of people in sub-Saharan Africa are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. There is much work ahead to protect people all across the world.Help close the vaccine equity gapVillageReach is at the front lines, helping COVID-19 vaccines reach people who need them. We are helping governments in five African nations design and deploy a C...
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Join me TODAY to Accelerate Vaccine Equity

  My name is Dr. Alinafe Kasiya, and I am VillageReach's Malawi Country Director. Like so many others, my family has been personally and devastatingly affected by COVID-19. I am one of just 6 percent of Africans who have been fully vaccinated. Global inequality in vaccine access is costing lives every day.Beating COVID-19 means we must st...
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This Giving Tuesday Help Bridge the Vaccine Equity Gap

  Many people in the U.S. and other high-income countries are anticipating our COVID-19 vaccine booster in the coming months. However, in Africa, 93 percent of the total population is not yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19.Your gift helps close the vaccine equity gapAs the world faces this challenge, VillageReach is standing at the fro...
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Innovation takes center stage in COVID-19 response

   Photo: Swoop AeroInnovation Takes Center Stage "In a pandemic, innovation is not an option. It is a requirement." That is how I began a story, published this week, about using innovative approaches in VillageReach’s COVID-19 response. Innovation has long been one of our core values, and we believe creativity and fearless explorati...
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VillageReach Introduces Three New Global Leaders

  I am excited to announce three new leaders for VillageReach – two who are stepping into new roles, and one who we welcome to the VillageReach family. As an organization that is committed to leadership that represents the diversity of our global team, we value the growth and evolution of leaders within our incredible staff of 160 people aroun...
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Radical collaboration ensures health for all

   Photo: Edward KabuyeIn the News In the New York Times:  Ruth Bechtel, Country Director for Mozambique, and Freddy Nkosi, Country Director for the Democratic Republic of Congo, weigh in on what is needed to get vaccine rollouts on track.Learn More  In NPR's Goats and Soda:  Emily Bancroft, President, explains th...
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Your gift accelerates COVID-19 vaccine delivery at the last mile.

   Delivering available COVID-19 vaccines to vulnerable communities is the next big challenge.In a country like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a lack of dedicated funding for the distribution of vaccines and vaccine hesitancy in communities are complicating the country’s vaccination efforts. On top of that, poor road infrastructu...
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Annual Report: 20 Years of Health Care, Delivered

    I am proud to share VillageReach’s 2020 Annual Report with you. Over the last year, as COVID-19 disrupted health systems and economies throughout the world, the fight for health equity took on a new urgency. VillageReach also marked our 20th Anniversary in 2020, and this report demonstrates how we leveraged twenty years of experience ...
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PPE Access for All: The Journey and the Future

   On behalf of the partners of the COVID-19 Action Fund for Africa (CAF-Africa), we invite you to a workshop:   PPE Access for All: The Journey and the Future. Our CAF-Africa team and valued partners have generated extensive lessons learned in supplying PPE for community health workers in 18 countries. We will discuss lessons l...
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Protecting those who protect the community

    Getting Shots into Arms A New York Times story shares VillageReach President Emily Bancroft's perspective on how the United States could learn from previous mass vaccination campaigns in low-income countries.Arming Community Health Workers (CHWs) with PPEMalawi Country Director Alinafe Kasiya discusses the impact of the...
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We need you to continue routine health services

View this email in your browserA COVID-19 vaccine may be on the horizon but we cannot wait. We must take steps now to strengthen our health systems and protect health workers and under-reached communities during this pandemic and beyond.GIVE NOWRoutine health services and immunization campaigns are one of the most effective and cost-efficient healt...
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Protect Africa’s frontline health workers

96 Protect Africa’s frontline health workers ! View this email in your browserWe are committed to protecting Community Health Workers (CHWs), who keep communities safe and healthy.   Give Now to Help Us Support CHWsSince the start of COVID-19, VillageReach and the COVID-19 Action Fund for Africa (CAF-Africa) have helped supply over 4.5 mi...
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Your gift helps protect a community from COVID-19

 Peter Frazer was concerned that his neighbor in Lilongwe, Malawi might have COVID-19. He called Chipatala cha pa Foni (CCPF) Health Center by Phone for help.GIVE TODAYThe operator at the free health hotline explained how COVID-19 spreads and how Peter could protect himself. They encouraged Peter to share this information with his vi...
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What it will take to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine.

It is hard to believe that we are coming up on a year of the battle against COVID-19. And 53 million cases later, we are starting to see promising results from one of many vaccines in the race – a Pfizer experimental vaccine shown to be 90 percent effective. So now, the world’s attention has shifted to preparing for future vaccines – including the ...
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Building Resiliency for Uncertain Times

96 Building Resiliency for Uncertain Times !--  !---->Standing Up Against COVID-19Forbes: VillageReach President Emily Bancroft outlined four principles that inform our pandemic response.   Learn More !---->Skoll Foundation: The COVID 411 campaign is fighting the pandemic with innovative mobile solutions.   Learn...
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The Urgent Call to Protect Frontline Health Workers

  Being responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic for VillageReach has meant engaging in radical collaborations and responding to the present while designing for the future. We have been working from a set of principles over the last seven months, and one of the outcomes is a powerful initiative – the COVID-19 Action Fund for Africa (the Fund): a pe...
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Celebrating 2019 and the Changemakers

96 Celebrating 2019 and the Changemakers !--  I am proud to share VillageReach’s 2019 Annual Report. This report highlights the milestones of the last year as well as the changemakers who helped transform health care delivery.  Universal Health Coverage requires strong and effective primary health care systems. Constant collaboration with mini...
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A time of transition

96 A time of transition !-- “For to be free is not merely to cast off ones’ chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”  – Nelson Mandela  We are in the midst of a historical reckoning. The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery –as well as so many others whose names we will neve...
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BIG thank you from VillageReach

96 BIG thank you from VillageReach !-- Thank you to all who donated to VillageReach during #GivingTuesdayNow and GiveBIG!Your generous support helps VillageReach respond to the COVID-19 crisis while also improving health care access. With your gift, VillageReach and our partners keep communities and health workers informed about how to prevent COVI...
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Double the days to GiveBIG for VillageReach

96 Double the days to GiveBIG for VillageReach !--

You are invited to join VillageReach for two days of generosity.

Today and tomorrow, people will be participating in #GivingTuesdayNow and GiveBIG, to support organizations like VillageReach that are making a difference in the world. 

 

VillageReach knows that improving access to quality health care is more important than ever. One of the greatest dangers of COVID-19 is the interruption of primary health care services.

With twenty years of experience, we know how to strengthen health systems to enhance primary health care. At VillageReach, we start with the hardest-to-reach communities, build on what we know works, put government at the center and respond to the present crisis while designing for the future.  

We hope you and your family are healthy and safe, and we invite you to join us in making a gift to improve health access for people who need it most.   
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VillageReach: Keeping pace to stay ahead of COVID-19

  Keeping pace to stay ahead of COVID-19 When I last reached out to all of you, I felt like we were in the middle of a sprint.  A sprint to mitigate the impact that COVID-19 could have on the people and the health systems in the communities where we work across sub-Saharan Africa.  To make sure our staff are safe and healthy in locat...
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It takes a village of women to change the world.

96 It takes a village of women to change the world. !-- It takes a village of women to change the world.Patience Tchongwe, Senior Hotline Supervisor, rises to the call of Chipatala cha pa Foni.Read MoreEmily Bancroft, President shares her point of view from the COVID-19 hot zone. Read More Spotlight on women making a difference in Malawi Upile...
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VillageReach awarded Top Rating 4 Stars**** from Charity Navigator

96 VillageReach awarded Top Rating 4 Stars**** from Charity Navigator !-- Did you know that VillageReach has earned Four Stars from Charity Navigator for the last seven years? Only 5% of all organizations have received this distinction. That means that when you support VillageReach, you can trust we will deliver impact with your gift.  &n...
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Webinar Invitation: A Conversation with VillageReach and Gavi

Do Drones Deliver?  Do Drones Deliver?A Conversation with VillageReach and Gavi November 20, 2019 You're Invited: Are drones the future of health care delivery? Join us for this webinar conversation with Moz Siddiqui and Hamadou Dicko from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Dr. Olivier Defawe and Luciana Maxim from VillageReach. Wh...
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