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Shortage of vaccine carriers slows Polio vaccination in Arua

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua City Health officials have been forced to extend days for Polio vaccination over a shortage of vaccine carriers. The vaccination campaign targeting children aged below five years kicked off on Saturday in Arua. However, the campaign has been hampered by inadequate carriers forcing …

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Nationwide polio immunization underway

Uganda has started a three-day nationwide polio immunization exercise targeting over 8.8 million children under the age of five years Kampala, Uganda | Xinhua |  Uganda has started a three-day nationwide polio immunization exercise targeting over 8.8 million children under the age of five years. Vaccination officers moved from house …

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Mulago boss complains of Ministers, MPs seeking free services

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Executive Director of Mulago National Referral Hospital Dr Byarugaba Baterana has criticised ministers and Members of Parliament for curtailing the health facility’s efforts of generating revenue. He said they continuously demand free services at their private section. Dr Baterana said that it was …

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Caring for the mentally ill

Focused on peer support yields positive results | MICHELLE M. SCHWAB | In many regions of Africa, traditional healers have treated all illnesses, physical and mental, for centuries. As the prevalence of mental illness continues to rise in Uganda, western influence impacts how those with a mental illness can access …

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Striking medics threaten to go to court

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Striking medical interns who were on Friday directed by the Ministry of Health to among others vacate hospital premises within one week are contemplating running to court. Dr. Herbert Luswata, the General Secretary of Uganda Medical Association (UMA) on Saturday said that they …

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