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Uganda heightens preparedness against monkeypox

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s ministry of health on Monday said it has heightened surveillance following the spread of monkeypox in some parts of the world. Dr. Henry Mwebesa, director general of health services, said although Uganda has not registered any case, there is a need to increase surveillance …

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Experts attribute polio resurgence to missed immunization

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The resurgence of polio in Uganda is an indication that children have not been fully vaccinated. Dr Annet Kisakye, the immunization focal person at the World Health Organization Uganda office says that while the Ministry of Health is attributing the outbreak to cross border movement …

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Ministry of health declares polio public health emergency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ministry of Health has declared polio a public health emergency after registering two positive cases from Bugolobi and Lubigi sentinel environmental surveillance sites. The new cases come just a year after the World Health Organization-WHO declared Uganda and the entire Africa wild polio free in …

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