Developing and manufacturing a vaccine against COVID-19 is only part of the solution. Coordination, political will, and the infrastructure to support equitable vaccine is distribution will be essential to the ongoing COVID-19 response.
In Burkina Faso, the seasonal "Harmattan" winds have traditionally been associated with deadly meningitis outbreaks. But the winds have changed. A historic partnership between Burkina Faso and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, has deployed life-saving vaccines that effectively nullified the threat of Meningitis A outbreaks during the Harmattan windy season.