Project profile — INFUSE - Innovation for Uptake, Scale and Equity in Immunization in Francophone Africa


Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance (47122)
2017-09-05 - 2021-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• South of Sahara, regional (100.00%)


• Basic Health: Infectious disease control (12250) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to address gaps in immunization coverage and equity in Francophone countries of Africa which have some of the lowest immunization rates in the world. To do so, the project is scaling-up proven private sector innovations. It utilizes Gavi’s INFUSE platform (Innovation for Uptake, Scale and Equity in Immunization), which provides a space for selected innovators to present proven innovations that address bottlenecks and gender barriers in immunization systems in the poorest countries. The project seeks to leverage the INFUSE platform to target high-impact innovations from among the INFUSE innovators (“pacesetters”). Some key activities include: (1) providing support and business coaching, including oversight and assistance for partnership development to INFUSE pacesetters; (2) providing assistance to INFUSE pacesetters to develop a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework; and (3) engaging current and prospective Gavi donors in developing programs and strategies that strengthen the role of innovations in immunization delivery, coverage and equity.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project is: increased uptake, scale-up and/or integration of gender-sensitive innovations targeting barriers, particularly gender-related barriers, to vaccination, for women, infants, adolescent girls and underserved populations in targeted Gavi-eligible Francophone countries in Africa.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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