Liberia becomes the first nation in sub-Saharan Africa to introduce Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV): Over 1 million children to be reached

Health Minister, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah vaccinating first kid during the TCV launch in Monrovia Monrovia, sixth April 2021: The Ministry of Health and partners on sixth April officially launched the Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV) in Liberia focusing on better than 1 million children from 9 months to below 15 years. TCV are vaccines that prevent typhoid fever.

Health Minister, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, WHO Country Consultant for Liberia, Dr. Peter Clement, Representatives from UNICEF and other partners, line Ministries together with Education, Files and the media had been among the many officials at the tournament.

The open of the campaign began with the vaccination of eligible college childhood at the Monrovia Christian Fellowship Heart in Monrovia and can continue from sixth -10th April 2021.


Pointing out the desires of the campaign, the EPI Supervisor stated, the campaign supplies an more than a number of for the children of Liberia from 9 months to below 15 years to salvage prevention for Typhoid fever.


 “Health is wealth and wealth is power, must you are healthy it is doubtless you’ll per chance be ready to assemble your dream,” stated Mr. Steven Korvah, Health Supervisor a.i. UNICEF.  


He assured the final public of UNICEF genuine enhance to the authorities in ensuring the provision of the vaccine at healthcare companies for teenagers who can also presumably be missed.

“This day is one other main day for Liberia and I want to congratulate the authorities for getting all partners round the table to assemble this milestone”, stated Dr. Peter Clement, WHO Consultant for Liberia.

“We’re vaccinating to chop deaths in younger children on yarn of they are at highest probability for typhoid fever and to prevent Anti-Microbial Resistance due to defaults in the treatment of Typhoid fever”, Dr. Clement stated.  He pledged WHO enhance to the authorities’s effort in ensuring that the children of Liberia stay healthy.

Launching the TCV Advertising campaign, the Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah described sixth April 2021 as a huge day for Liberia.  “To flip this vaccination campaign correct into a hit, other folk and guardians must carry out clear that, all eligible children procure vaccinated. Right here is the same resolution our other folk took years abet that has saved us healthy till now,” Dr. Jallah stated.

The Honorable Minister of Health assured the final public that the Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV) is safe and free. She emphasised that the fastened strategy will doubtless be primitive for vaccination, for the duration of which vaccination teams will administer TCV in correctly being companies, faculties, markets, motor parks and border facets to carry out clear that every person children (9months – below 15years) are vaccinated.

Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection that can unfold at some stage in the physique, affecting many organs. It is miles attributable to a bacterium referred to as Salmonella typhi.  Of us that drink nasty water or admire food washed in nasty water can assemble typhoid fever. Utterly different programs typhoid fever will even be contracted embrace: utilizing a relaxation room nasty with micro organism and touching your mouth earlier than washing your hands. drinking seafood from a water source nasty by infected feces or urine.

For more recordsdata, please contact:

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Mr. Roland Tuopileyi


EPI Officer

tuopileyiiir [at] who.int

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