Apr 8, 2009, 6:24 AM
The Expanded Programme on Immunisation under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare last Tuesday received an award from the
The award, which was presented during the last GAVI partners meeting held in
Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the Ministry of Health in
For her part, Yamundaw Jallow, EPI's Manager revealed that EPI was established in 1979 and its target diseases are TB, Poliomyelitis, Measles, Diphtheria, Pertusis (whooping cough), Tetanus, Yellow fever, Hepatitis B, Heamopilus Influenza type B and PCV-7, especially children under 0-24 months of age and mothers of childbearing age 15-49 years.
According to her, all this was ordered through UNICEF to ensure quality and maintenance of high immunisation coverage, mobilisation of adequate resources for EPI and inadequate trained human resources at all levels.