Rwanda, a landlocked country located in the eastern part of the central part of the African continent, is among the countries that set a precedent by succeeding in vaccinating more than 60% of its population, despite the widespread hesitancy about vaccination in the continent.
More than 7.9 million Rwandans, equivalent to 61% of the country’s population, are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as of March 10, according to the data released by the Health Ministry.
Rwanda has fulfilled its promise by promising to vaccinate at least 40% of the population by the end of 2021. After this success, he received praise from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Brian Chirombo, WHO representative to Rwanda said not only did the East African country achieve the target but it is well on course to meet a further global vaccination target of 70% inoculation by July 1, 2022.
He said Rwanda involved the whole government in the vaccination program, instead of leaving it to the Health Ministry alone.
“The country also used vaccine delivery strategy that worked very well, bringing services close to the people. The government made sure the vaccination was decentralized right down to the lowest level, closest to where people are,” said Chirombo.