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Head Teachers face penalties for enrolling unimmunized pupils

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Head teachers who admit unimmunized children in their schools risk being punished, according to Ronald Gyagenda Ssegawa, the Health Ministry Secretary. He notes that although the Health Ministry has introduced school registers to track the immunization record of learners, many school heads are taking it …

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Health Ministry stops surveillance of all Ebola contacts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ministry of Health has declared Kasese district Ebola free and stopped following up on Ebola contacts there. No new Ebola case has been registered in the district since last month’s outbreak. Three people who had traveled to DRC to bury a relative entered Uganda …

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41,500 TB infections not treated annually-Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 40,000 Tuberculosis infections are not treated. This is according to a 2017 study carried out by the Health Ministry in partnership with World Health Organisation-WHO and Global Fund. Dr Stavia Turyahabwe, the programme manager of the National TB programme attributes the high number …

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Tobacco companies hampered implementation of law-Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Tobacco Control Act was enacted in 2015. However, the Health Ministry says the law has been shelved because of numerous injunctions and lawsuits filed by tobacco companies. Addressing stakeholders during the commemoration of the World No Tobacco Day in Kampala on Thursday, the Health …

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Health Insurance Bill ready for cabinet discussion-Minister

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry is waiting for a slot in cabinet to discuss the universal health insurance bill before forwarding it to parliament discussion. The Health State Minister in Charge of General Duties, Sarah Achieng Opendi disclosed this while addressing reporters in Kampala Friday. She …

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Gov’t worried about global HPV vaccine shortage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry may not meet its target of vaccinating all girls of ten of age against the Human Papilloma Virus-HPV following a global shortage of the vaccine. The Human Papilloma Virus is a cancer causing virus, which is transmitted by men and can only …

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Health ministry warns herbalists, media houses on drug adverts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry has cautioned herbalists and media houses from airing false adverts. According to the Health Ministry, media houses that advertise non-approved herbal products will be liable to a fine of Shillings 20 million. The fine is part of the newly approved Traditional and …

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Health Ministry targets 2m children in house-to-house Polio immunization Campaign

By Ronald Musoke Following an outbreak of polio in neighbouring Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia and the potential risk facing Uganda, the Health ministry is to conduct a three-day ‘house-to-house’ Polio immunization campaign in 36 districts in Uganda. The inoculation campaign is scheduled to run from Sept. 21—23, targeting 2,178,093 children …

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