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WHO applauds Uganda for all round immunization programme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation-WHO has applauded Uganda for maintaining the numbers in the routine vaccination exercise despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected vaccination in many countries. This follows the findings of a new report that shows that while 25 million children globally missed out on …

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Vaccine-preventable diseases outbreaks on the rise in Africa: WHO

Brazzaville, Congo | Xinhua | Africa is witnessing a surge in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases over the past year as routine immunization services have been impaired in the continent, warned the World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday. Inequalities in accessing vaccines, and disruptions by the COVID-19 pandemic impaired routine immunization services in …

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UNICEF, WHO warn of larger measles outbreaks as cases spike

United Nations | Xinhua | Measles cases spiked around the world in the first two months of 2022, triggering worries about even larger outbreaks, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Wednesday. Almost 17,338 measles cases were reported worldwide in January and February 2022, compared with …

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Vaccination key to keeping Africa polio free: WHO

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Total eradication of polio in sub-Saharan Africa will be within reach if governments and multilateral lenders intensify routine immunization targeting children in the continent’s high-risk outposts, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Friday. Modjirom Ndoutabe, coordinator of polio eradication program at the WHO Regional …

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Cult members in Luwero hamper polio vaccination campaign

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Luwero district health officials are facing a challenge to reach children of cult members that are against any form of immunization. On Friday, Luwero district embarked on the door-to-door immunization campaign against polio among children aged five years and below. The district targets to immunize …

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Yellow fever vaccine added on routine immunization

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is introducing yellow fever vaccination on its routine immunization schedule. This will bring the number of immunizable diseases under this program from thirteen to fourteen. Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said they are finalizing plans to start dispensing the jab …

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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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MOH wants Afghan refugees vaccinated against polio

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health (MOH) wants all arriving Afghan refugees to be vaccinated against polio irrespective of their age. Dr Alfred Driwale, the manager Uganda Expanded Programme on Immunization (UNEPI) told journalists on Thursday that they have proposed to the technical committee handling the …

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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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