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 Store for new vaccines to open in August – Minister Aceng

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A year behind schedule, the Ministry of Health has set new dates for opening of a new vaccines store currently under construction at Kajjansi on the outskirts of Kampala. The $7.6million project that is being completed using funds secured from donors, Global Fund and …

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80 million children risk being exposed to measles, pneumonia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 80 million children in the world could face the risk of suffering from measles, diphtheria and pneumonia. In a joint statement, the World Health Organization, the United Nations International Children’s Fund-UNICEF and GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, note that as many as 80 million children …

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Measles threat grows amid COVID-19 crisis: vaccine group

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | With all eyes on the rapid global spread of the novel coronavirus, health experts fear a drop in routine vaccinations could fuel other, potentially deadlier outbreaks of diseases like measles. With nearly half of the world’s population told to stay at home, many parents are having to postpone taking their …

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Race for vaccine tests limits of drug innovation

Paris, France | AFP | From medical workers struggling to care for the rising tide of COVID-19 patients to the billions of people told to stay home to slow the pandemic, everyone is waiting for one thing: a vaccine. There is no known treatment for the new coronavirus that emerged in …

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GAVI: Countries can divert funds to COVID-19 efforts

Geneva, Switzerland | THE INDEPENDENT |  With the COVID-19 pandemic already affecting 47 Gavi-supported countries, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has already taken new steps to help strengthen the preparedness of health systems in lower-income countries with the full support of its Board. Gavi will also be working closely with WHO, …

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Health ministry to withdraw measles vaccine from health facilities

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Health will withdraw all measles vaccines from all health facilities across the country. The move follows the introduction of the New Measles-Rubella combination vaccine that is deemed more effective in fighting the two deadly viral infections among children. On Wednesday, the national …

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