As the race to vaccinate the world against COVID-19 continues, some countries in Africa have struggled to overcome a paradoxical situation: they have had to destroy vaccine doses due to low demand. In Kenya, nurse Harriet Awuor has witnessed the challenges firsthand: poor infrastructure, disorganized planning, and a widespread vaccine hesitancy among the public. Despite these challenges, Awuor and other vaccination aides have taken it upon themselves to help improve vaccination rates and protect communities.
In an upcoming documentary, DW reporter Jan-Philipp Scholz delves into the complex issues that have hindered Kenya’s fight against COVID-19. From inadequate resources to cultural attitudes towards medicine, Scholz examines the obstacles that vaccination campaigns have faced, and highlights the personal commitment of those who are working tirelessly to make a difference. Don’t miss this compelling look at how Kenya and other African countries are working to give vaccinating people against the virus genuine momentum.