Where We Work

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PIVI has provided programmatic and technical assistance in: Albania, Armenia, Kenya, Kosovo, Lao PDR, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Thailand and Vietnam. PIVI has provided nearly 2 million doses of flu vaccine since 2014 to Ministries of Health in Albania, Armenia, Lao PDR, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco and Nicaragua–working to create sustainable, seasonal influenza programs. The partnership will expand into additional countries over the next five years.

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Laos has been a part of the partnership since 2012 and was the first country to receive a PIVI vaccine donation. Laos has placed particular emphasis on vaccinating pregnant women and, since 2012, has protected nearly 80,000 pregnant women and their babies from seasonal influenza. Now in its fourth year as a PIVI country partner, Laos’s seasonal influenza vaccination program is making great progress towards sustainability. To date, Laos has received more than 1.23 million seasonal influenza vaccine doses through PIVI.

Geographic Location: Southeast Asia
WHO Region: WPRO
Population: 6,695,166
Capital City: Vientiane
Doses of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Received to Date: 1,233,000


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Nicaragua joined PIVI in 2013 thanks to a contribution of 95,000 doses of influenza vaccine and ancillary supplies. In 2014, PIVI supplemented an existing Nicaraguan influenza vaccine campaign with an additional 33,000 influenza vaccine doses purchased through the PAHO Revolving Fund. With those doses, more than 26,000 pregnant women were vaccinated against the flu. Like Laos, Nicaragua has prioritized pregnant women when conducting seasonal influenza vaccination campaigns. Since 2013 more than 52,000 pregnant women have been protected against seasonal influenza. Nicaragua is also monitoring adverse events after immunization among the women vaccinated during PIVI-facilitated campaigns.

Geographic Location: Central America
WHO Region: AMRO
Population: 6,071,045
Capital City: Managua
Doses of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Received to Date: 128,000


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Morocco joined the partnership just in time for the 2014/2015 northern hemisphere influenza season. Using 123,000 doses seasonal influenza vaccine, Morocco focused their vaccination efforts on healthcare workers and persons with chronic diseases such as diabetes. Morocco is PIVI’s first middle-income country partner and the first to conduct a PIVI Post-Introduction Evaluation (PIE) to learn more about the knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions about the flu vaccine at different levels of the vaccine distribution process – from the Ministry of Health to the doctors and nurses in local clinics.

Geographic Location: North Africa
WHO Region: EMRO
Population: 33,250,000
Capital City: Rabat
Doses of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Received to Date: 123,310


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Armenia also joined the partnership just in time for the 2014-2015 northern hemisphere influenza season. By working closely with multiple government agencies as well as outside organizations, Armenia’s Ministry of Health was able to quickly and effectively distribute and administer 60,000 doses of vaccine in a short time.

Geographic Location: Western Asia
WHO Region: EURO
Population: 3,018,854
Capital City: Yerevan
Doses of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Received to Date: 60,000


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Albania joined the partnership in fall 2016. PIVI is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health in Albania and the South East European Center for Surveillance and Control of Infectious Disease (SECID) to expand an existing seasonal influenza program for health care workers, through the distribution of 93,500 doses of Northern Hemisphere seasonal influenza vaccine.  Albania has focused their vaccination efforts on pregnant women, adults with underlying chronic illness and the elderly

Geographic Location: Southeastern Europe
WHO Region: EURO
Population: 2,908,373
Capital City: Tirana
Doses of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Received to Date: 93,500


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Mongolia also joined the partnership in fall 2016. PIVI is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health in Mongolia and the National Influenza Center to distribute 45,000 doses of Northern Hemisphere seasonal influenza vaccine to all regions of Mongolia, including 21 provinces and the capital city.

Geographic Location: East Asia
WHO Region: WPRO
Population: 3,033,761
Capital City: Ulaanbaatar
Doses of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Received to Date: 45,000


Republic of Moldova (Moldova)

Moldova joined the partnership in 2015. PIVI has worked closely with the Ministry of Health and the National Center of Public Health to distribute 350,000 doses of Northern Hemisphere seasonal influenza vaccine, to date.

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WHO Region: EURO
Population: 4,057,879
Capital City: Chișinău
Doses of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Received to Date: 350,000