Sierra Leone Receives 1M Cholera Vaccine Doses From Global Stockpile To Prevent Major Outbreak

Devex: Sierra Leone taps global cholera vaccine stockpile to prevent outbreak
“Distribution of roughly half a million doses of the global cholera vaccine stockpile began in Sierra Leone last week in the first round of a campaign to prevent a widespread cholera outbreak following massive mudslides that killed hundreds of people this August. After a request by the government of Sierra Leone, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization, [Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance] made a donation ‘on a compassionate basis,’ of one million doses amid fears of a major outbreak if vulnerable communities are left untreated…” (Roby, 9/25).