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These Nigerian illustrators used art to bring Gavi’s work to life


Behind the stats and figures that demonstrate Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance’s success at making the world a healthier, safer place for everyone are the people. As part of our campaign to support Gavi’s third replenishment this year, we worked with five Nigerian artists to illustrate the doctors, nurses, community health workers, educators, technicians, parents, and children who all play critical roles in Gavi’s story of success.

Using photographs of health workers and families provided by Gavi, each artist used their own unique style to tell a visual story. Take a look:

Etubi Onucheyo

Art by Etubi Onucheyo | Original photography by Juliette Bastin (left) and Olivier Asselin (right)

Left: In Burkina Faso, a new father brings his baby to a vaccination clinic to make sure his child is protected from Meningitis A.

Right: A mother and child access a yellow fever vaccination clinic in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Amina Gimba

Art by Amina Gimba | Original photography by Kate Holt (left) and Karel Prinsloo (right)

Left: David Swaray, a District Operations Officer in Moyamba, Sierra Leone, points out how many vaccines are in the cold store at a health clinic.

Right: Zipline drones, which are supported by Gavi and the UPS Foundation, cut the time taken to deliver lifesaving medical supplies from hours to minutes. Here, a Zipline technician prepares a new drone, Robin, at a base in Muhanga, Rwanda.

Oluwole Olawuyi

Art by Oluwole Olawuyi | Original photography by Olivier Asselin (left) and Guido Dingemans (right)

Left: Nurses educate parents on the importance of general health and immunisation.

Right: Aji and her daughter Fatima visit an outreach session in Nioro-Jataba, The Gambia.

Ojima Abalaka

Art by Ojima Abalaka | Original photography by Evelyn Hockstein (left) and Tomrod Simensen (right)

Left: Ghana’s health care providers, like this nurse, are pioneering the simultaneous introduction to rotavirus, pentavalent, and now the HPV vaccine to protect school girls from cervical cancer.

Right: Nurse Myriam at Kiswa Health Centre in Kampala, Uganda provides HPV vaccines. The HPV vaccine is a key part of the strategy to prevent cervical cancer in places where access to routine cervical cancer screening and treatment is limited.

Art by Ademola Okuboyejo | Original photography by Tony Noel (left) and Phil Moore (right)

Right: Madelein Semo is a nurse at the Ngbaka health centre in Kinshasa, DRC. Here she’s vaccinating a baby against preventable disease. After many years of being amongst the world’s most affected countries the DRC has been polio-free since the end of 2011 thanks to the introduction of the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunisation programme.

Thank you to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance for providing the original photos.

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