(Monrovia, Liberia, April 6, 2021)—Liberia’s government quest to ensuring the provision of quality health services to its citizens is something that continue to water across the nation as stakeholders simultaneously and intermittently engage the health with seriousness.
This endeavor and other strategic engagements in the sector are aimed at seeing Liberia reached Universal health benchmark set by the World Health Organization (WHO), which Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah and team at the Ministry of Health inclusive of partners are doing everything positively possible to meet such Global health goal and standard.
In supra, the government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health in collaboration with partners on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Launched a Nationwide Conjugate Typhoid Vaccination Campaign in the country.
The launch of the typhoid immunization campaign which should have been held in February from the 24 to 28, 2021, throughout the Country witnessed several speeches from high profiled individuals representing government institutions as well as international partners.
Most of the speakers thanked the government and partners for making the drugs available to the Liberian populace, and at the same time called on stakeholders to take the lead in accepting and encouraging their respective constituencies to act similarly in order to medically save the state.
Also in remarks was Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah who explained the significance of the launch and joined speakers by calling on Liberians to adhere to all of the previous nationwide immunizations launched ahead of the typhoid vaccination.
Dr. Jallah said the move by the Ministry and its partner is part of government’s efforts to minimize the increasing waves of the Typhoid disease infection among Liberians.
“We are calling on all of you people, the Liberian populace in general to take this and all other vaccinations across the country seriously, because this effort is meant to minimize diseases among all of us”, she encouraged participants during the launch.
In furtherance, the Liberian potential and passionate Health Minister officially declared the typhoid vaccination nationwide campaign launched, saying “the vaccine is save; free of charge, and it’s given by day and not at night. It’s also available for all children in the country.”
Dr. Jallah, however, used the occasion urging Liberian parents and residents to make their Children available to be vaccinated against Typhoid.
The vaccination campaign targets little over 1,91170 children between 9-months to 14-year old: “We are targeting little over 1,91170 children who will be vaccinated across the nation,” Adolphus Clarke, Program Manager, National Immunization, Ministry of Health, said in a remark during the launch held at the Monrovia Christian Fellowship International on 9th street Sinkor.
The MOH energetic and strategic EPI Manager named Schools, major market places, health facilities, among others are venues earmarked by the Ministry of Health for the immunization.
He used the gathering to heap praises on the government of Liberia and partners in the health sector for the provision of the vaccine and their enormous contribution and support to the Ministry.
Prior to the launch, a thematic committee comprised of the EPI Division, Health Promotion Division, and Communication Unit of the Ministry as well as partners held series of media briefings, advocacy and community engagements, airing of simple typhoid messages.
To ensure that targeted children across the country are vaccinated, stakeholders including the Liberian Marketing Association, Crusaders for Peace, Medical and Dental Council, the Traditional Council of Liberia among other groupings were engaged to create massive awareness ahead of this official launch.
Felecia Gbesioh, Director of Communication, MoH, RL