A Ray of Hope: The Vaccine Journey of Mama Aminata Kargbo in Portloko District,Sierra Leone

Aminata Kargbo, a spirited 70-year-old in Sierra Leone’s Kamen Village, Port Loko district, took a proactive approach to protect her community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Educating herself about vaccines, she became an advocate for vaccination despite initial skepticism. When the COVID-19 vaccine arrived, she led by example and inspired others to get vaccinated. Her efforts gained national attention, making her a symbol of hope and resilience. Despite challenges, she addressed doubts with empathy and accurate information, leading to increased vaccine acceptance in her chiefdom. Aminata’s journey emphasizes the importance of healthcare equity and inclusivity, ensuring vulnerable populations are not left behind in the fight against COVID-19. Her story inspires a brighter, safer future post-COVID-19, where COVID-19 is no longer a significant threat to humanity.


Emmanuel Ogundeyi

Emmanuel Abiodun Ogundeyi Website Administrator Directorate of Health Security And Emergency - MoHS Communication Department