Vaccination & General Health

Project Information

Project

Polysaccharide Typhoid Vaccine through establishment of School-based Vaccination Program

TVI conducted a school-based typhoid vaccination campaign in Gulshan and Jamshed Town, Karachi through which over 120,000 school and madrasah students (between grade 1-10 of participated schools) were provided vaccines against typhoid fever. 

The initial focus was on typhoid fever because it has a high disease burden in the developing world and since many typhoid cases are not reported to physicians or misdiagnosed the disease burden could be substantially higher.

 The feasibility of school-based typhoid vaccination was assessed in two towns of Karachi for a pilot program. The campaign consisted of extensive social mobilization through typhoid awareness sessions to students, parents, teachers, school & madrasah heads, health care providers and community leaders.

 As a supplemental activity an extensive community based typhoid vaccination campaign was also conducted in collaboration with Town Health Office – Landhi Town in high risk areas of Landhi Town through which over 57,000 children were vaccinated.

 

Condolences

It is to announce with great sorrow that one of our founder board member Mr. S.M. Muneer (Sitara-i-Imtiaz) passed away on Monday, 28th November, 2022. His contributions and achievements will always be remembered. May Allah bless his soul with eternal peace and grant him highest place in Jannah.