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Improving paediatric surgery

Ministry of Health launches strategic plan  Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | The Ministry of Health has launched a five-year plan to improve the paediatric surgical care system in regional referral hospitals across the country. The goal of this initiative is to develop a critical mass of highly skilled human resources …

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Life-saving yellow fever vaccine

It is being administered to children aged 9 months in the routine immunisation programme Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | The Ministry of Health will vaccinate over 1.9 million children against yellow fever with support from UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Gavi In 2022, Uganda was one of 14 countries …

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Tanzania confirms first-ever cases of Marburg virus

Kagera, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT |  Tanzania has confirmed its first-ever cases of Marburg Virus Disease after laboratory tests were carried out following reports of cases and deaths in the country’s north-west Kagera region. Tanzania’s National Public Health Laboratory analysed samples to determine the cause of illness after eight people …

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Manufacturing vaccines in Africa

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and partners review ecosystem Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has hosted lead partners of Partnerships for African Vaccine Manufacturing (PAVM) for review of vaccine manufacturing ecosystem in Africa The meeting, which took place from …

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