The Anti Corruption Coalition Uganda with financial support from the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) has embarked on a project to monitor transparency in the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in the sub-hospitals in Kasangati and Kira, both in Wakiso district.
The project dubbed the Uganda Vaccines Monitoring and Transparency Project is one of four such projects in the pilot phase being implemented by the PTF. The other projects are happening in Argentina, India and Ghana.
In Uganda, this project is aimed at supporting civil society and citizen-led efforts to monitor Uganda’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign. The project will build a body of knowledge on Uganda’s vaccination drive through accessing official information, conducting a mini-survey and receiving weekly reports from health workers.
This information will then be disseminated to citizens to facilitate their decision making and update of vaccination. Community education will be done through the production of educational materials, social media and community sensitisation outreaches. Experiences from these processes will inform engagements with duty bearers to influence equitability, efficiency and effectiveness in the vaccination campaign.
The project will be implemented at 2 selected Health Centres (Kasangati HCIV and Kira HCIV). The target population are the users of these health centres who are over 200,000 citizens. The project runs for an initial period of 6 months (from July to December 2021), with the possibility of scale-up and extension.