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UPDWG Webinar | How vaccination rates in Ghana soared while the rest of the world backtracked

September 21, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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While the world recently experienced the largest backslide in routine immunization in 30 years, the Western North region of Ghana saw a significant increase in its childhood vaccination rates. By centralizing its stocks at Zipline’s cold stores in Sefwi Wiawso and supplying vaccines on-demand to any dosing site, the region protected itself from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic that caused millions of children to fall behind on their vaccine schedules. In this webinar, Zipline will present the model used by the Western North region to achieve such significant health gains, the broader findings of its impact study that was recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Vaccines, and its latest examination of the cost-effectiveness of this intervention.

  • Dr. Pedro Kremer, Head of Research and Impact. Pedro Kremer is a physician, public health specialist, and epidemiologist. He has conducted health policy research for governmental, academic and multilateral organizations (WHO) with a focus on access to health, health inequalities, and healthcare delivery networks. At Zipline, Dr. Kremer oversees routine monitoring of the company’s supply chain performance and its effects on a range of outcomes. He also collaborates with governments, universities, and other research institutions to measure and evaluate Zipline’s impact on population health, the environment, and other areas of social benefit.


  • Maria Jose Ospina-Fadul, Health Economist. María José has developed health and innovation policy in the Colombian government, advised  governments in Latin America and Europe on the public procurement of innovative technologies, and served as a health economist in the British Government, where she was responsible for leading cost-effectiveness analyses of public health policies on non-communicable diseases. Currently, she is the Lead Economist for Zipline, developing value propositions from the perspective of social return on investment.


Register here: https://shorturl.at/dfuST


September 21, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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