Articles by Gigi Gatti
Preparing Community Health Workers to Deploy the COVID-19 Vaccine: Five Lessons on Digital Training Learned From the Ebola Crisis
Though COVID-19 deaths continue to rise around the globe, growing access to vaccines provides a ray of hope. As Monica Amponsah, Bobbi Gray and Gigi Gatti at Grameen Foundation explain, community health workers can play a key role in bringing the vaccine to vulnerable communities in the developing world. They discuss the digital solutions Grameen Foundation developed to help community health workers support the Ebola vaccine trials in Sierra Leone, and share five lessons for leveraging mobile tools to help these workers deploy COVID-19 vaccinations.
Last month, nearly 3,000 coconut farmers in Mindanao received a text from FarmerLink warning that conditions were ripe for infestation by two devastating insect pests, allowing them to take preventive action. That's just one way SMS messages are being used by FarmerLink, a rural advisory service formed by Grameen Foundation and other partners. The foundation's Gigi Gatti explains how the project, which also connects farmers with buyers and other services, is impacting smallholders 18 months after its launch.