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Over 3,000 children miss measles, DPT vaccines in Kaberamaido

Kaberamaido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 3,015 children below two years of age have missed out on the routine immunization in Kaberamaido district because of the failure of their parents to trek long distances to the immunization centers. The children missed out on the first and third doses of Diphtheria, …

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Gulu district struggles to contain hepatitis B infections

Gulu , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Gulu District health department is struggling to contain Hepatitis B infections because of the failure by residents to embrace vaccination. At least 832 people tested positive for hepatitis B between January 2020 and February 2021, according to statistics from the District health department.    …

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32 test positive for hepatitis B in Rubanda, Kabale districts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirty-two people have tested positive for hepatitis B in Rubanda and Kabale districts during the ongoing Hepatitis B screening and vaccination exercise. 26 of the cases are from Rubanda district while the remaining 6 are from Kabale. The Hepatitis B screening and vaccination exercise …

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Expectant mothers rallied to test for Hepatitis B

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Expectant mothers in Kasese district have been advised to test for Hepatitis B, a potentially life-threatening liver infection which is commonly transmitted from mother to child during birth and delivery. The disease which attacks the liver, can cause chronic infection and puts people at …

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Recalled Hepatitis B drug safe for consumption-NDA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority-NDA has given Cipla’s Hepatitis B drug Texavir the green light saying that it is safe for human consumption. This comes after Cipla Quality Chemical Industries, issued a voluntary recall in July after it was discovered that the packaging for medicine …

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