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Drawing on both pillars of the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program, the government in Lao PDR is leveraging $5 million in HEPR Program assistance to help tackle key needs in both health emergency preparedness ($2 million) and response ($3 million).
Securing COVID-19 vaccine doses was only the first of many challenges standing between turning vaccines into vaccinations. But they also knew that acting quickly was essential. Two of the most pressing needs were creating the necessary cold chain infrastructure and conducting an accelerated vaccination campaign that effectively communicated key information and addressed people’s concerns