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Health ministry optimistic on maternal health survey results

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Health is anticipating to register a significant improvement in maternal health come the Uganda demographic health survey expected to take place later this year. In the previous survey conducted in 2016, Uganda registered improvement in maternal health with reduced mortality at 336 per …

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MOH considers vaccinating under 18 students at health institutes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Ministry of Health is considering vaccinating students aged 18 and below at health training institutions against COVID-19 to control the spread of the virus. According to the Health Ministry, health institutions are turning out to be COVID-19 cluster centers.   The manufacturers of the vaccine and …

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MOH, nurses union against COVID-19 vaccination allowance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Health and representatives from the Uganda Nurses and Midwife Union (UNMU) are against the government’s proposed allowance for health workers involved in the COVID-19 vaccination process. According to a circular released last week by the ministry of public service, nurses who are …

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84 percent of health workers have shunned COVID-19 vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  84 percent of health workers have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 according to records from the ministry of health. As of last week, only 24,093 health workers had gotten the vaccine. This according to health ministry officials is worrying and likely to increase vaccine hesitancy …

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MPs call for mainstreaming malaria as a cross cutting issue

Parliamentary Forum on Malaria wants government to dedicate Shillings 250 billion to fighting malaria for a period of five years Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary Forum on Malaria is calling for the mainstreaming of the fight against malaria as a means to kick the disease completely out of the …

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African expert calls for tackling vaccination hesitancy

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | There is a need for African governments to invest in community outreach programs aimed at combating vaccine hesitancy that has undermined the fight against infectious diseases including COVID-19, an African expert said on Saturday at the start of African Vaccination Week. The African Vaccination Week that …

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