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Busia municipality embarks on cholera vaccination

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers have started a five days door to door cholera vaccination exercise in the 24 villages of Busia municipality. Busia municipality received a total of 71,150 doses of oral cholera vaccines that are administered to people aged one year and above. The vaccination exercise …

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Gov’t to rollout cholera vaccination in Kasese district

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mass vaccination for cholera is set to be rolled out in Kasese district this weekend. The exercise will be done by a joint team comprising the Ministry of Health and the District Health Team with support from the World Health Organization-WHO. The exercise will target …

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Flood prone districts to receive second cholera vaccine dose

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ministry of Health will next month embark on cholera vaccination in flood-prone areas following reports of anticipated heavy rains. Oral cholera vaccine is used as part of the Ministry of Health’s integrated cholera prevention and control strategy. The others include the provision of safe water, improved …

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Climate change fuels infectious diseases in E. Africa

  Climate change, floods and droughts are fuelling the spread of pathogens that are resistant to drugs Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Extreme weather events linked to climate change, including floods and droughts, are fuelling the spread of vector-borne diseases in the East and Horn of African region, experts said on …

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Mass cholera vaccination kicks off in Kasese

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mass vaccination against cholera has kicked off today in Kasese district. The five-day exercise was rolled out on Sunday by a joint team comprising of Ministry of Health officials and the district health team with support from World Health Organization-WHO. The exercise will target more …

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Kotido district seeking UGX 15.8m for cholera response plan

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kotido district is seeking for 15.8 million shillings to improve the cholera response plan following the growing number of cases reported each day. By Tuesday, there were 27 active cases and on average at least 5-7 cases are admitted for care each day according …

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Study finds quality of water low

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts have called for regular water quality tests, after a study found that the water used for domestic use in key areas including Kampala are far below recommendations by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in terms of turbidity, pH and oxygen content. Prof. Christopher …

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