- Published: Wednesday, 06 September 2017 10:54
More than 1 million doses of Gavi-funded cholera vaccines heading to Sierra Leone after severe flooding and landslides
5 September 2017 | Freetown - Half a million people in Sierra Leone will be able to access the life-saving cholera vaccine within weeks, the country’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation announced on Tuesday.
The vaccines will be received from the Gavi-funded global stockpile and will target areas particularly affected by August’s floods and deadly landslide, which resulted in over 500 confirmed deaths. Hundreds more people were reported missing in the wake of the disaster, according to the Office of National Security, while thousands were displaced from their homes.