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ThinkWell convenes 60 stakeholders to share COVID-19 vaccine delivery costing study results in Uganda

29 January 2024

Last week, ThinkWell convened a dissemination event on the COVID-19 vaccine delivery costing study in Kampala, Uganda, that was conducted in collaboration with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and Ndejje University. The event was attended by 60 stakeholders including the World Bank, Uganda Healthcare Federation, representatives from the private sector and health care providers, the Chairperson of the KCCA Public Health Committee among others.
 
ThinkWell’s Dr. Charlotte Muheki and Cathbert Tumusiime presented the estimated cost of delivering COVID-19 vaccines in Kampala across 2021 taking into consideration public and private health facility ownership and level of care (primary, secondary, or tertiary). The speakers also shed light on how the vaccination campaign was executed in an urban capital.

Dr. Daniel A. Okello, Director of Public Health, and Environment at the Kampala Capital City Authority, thanked the research team for the high level of engagement throughout the study, this was the was the first costing study where KCCA was involved from start to finish, KCCA took full ownership of the study, supporting tool development and piloting, data collection and analysis, and continuously validating results. Dr. Okello recognized the importance of the study in highlighting the dynamics driving resource use in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, critical for future vaccine planning and programming in Kampala.
 
The study report comprising the detailed findings will be available in due course; in the meantime, read more about our work in Uganda here: https://thinkwell.global/projects/sp4phc/uganda/