In a move to safeguard the health of its frontline workers, Adjumani District has initiated a vaccination campaign against the Ebola Virus. Spearheaded by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO), this endeavor aims to protect the diligent health workers operating within the region.
Currently, over 400 Ebola Virus vaccine doses has been delivered by the Ministry of Health and WHO to the district. Furthermore, the district anticipates the arrival of additional vaccine doses in the near future.
Health authorities have underlined the vital necessity of vaccinating frontline health workers against the virulent Congo strain of the Ebola Virus.
These health care professionals often find themselves at high risk of contracting the virus due to the nature of their work. This vaccination campaign gains more importance as Adjumani District is home to a sizable population of refugees, moreover, the district shares porous border points with neighboring South Sudan, heightening the potential exposure to the virus.