Vodacom, AUDA-NEPAD to roll out digital tech for COVID-19 vaccinations
Vodacom Group will work with the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) to offer the mVacciNation digital toolbox – a mobile platform that manages vaccination appointments and stock availability – in up African Union member states to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out.
In South Africa, the National Department of Health has used mVacciNation to register health workers on its COVID-19 Electronic Vaccine Data System (EVDS).
Following successful deployments in South Africa, Vodacom will provide the digital infrastructure to manage COVID-19 vaccinations across up to 55 countries, and to manage infant inoculations in Mozambique, Tanzania and Nigeria.
According to a statement released to the media, the roll-out of mVacciNation, developed by Mezzanine, a member of the Vodacom Group, is the first project in a public-private partnership that has been formed between Vodacom Group and AUDA-NEPAD “to boost Africa’s digital transformation and build resilience for the post-COVID world.”
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