PWRDF has granted $20,000 from its Vaccine Equity Fund to Partners In Health Lesotho to support COVID-19 vaccine distribution in hard-to-reach areas of the land-locked country.
Surrounded by South Africa, Lesotho has a population of approximately 2.1 million. The vast majority of men travel to South Africa for work and provide for their families. When these migrant workers return to Lesotho to see their families, they are a significant transmission source of COVID-19. According to the most recent COVID-19 update from the World Health Organization, there have been 14,352 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lesotho between January 3, 2020 and August 17, 2021, and 399 have died. As of August 16, 2021, 72,948 vaccine doses have been administered.
Read more at the following link: PARTNERS IN HEALTH LESOTHO