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Local gov’ts can’t juggle e-cash for health workers: MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health (MOH) has blamed the delay in payment of Village Health Teams (VHTs) and other workers who conducted the door-to-door polio immunization exercise in October on the failure of local governments to juggle digital payments. VHTs were entitled to payment of 60,000 …

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VHTs in Namisindwa decry unpaid vaccination allowances

Namisindwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Village Health Teams (VHTs) in Namisindwa district are up in arms over non payment of their allowances for the polio and measles-rubella immunization exercise. According to the VHTs, they supported the two vaccination campaigns in October 2022 and they were entitled to Shillings 60,000 …

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19,000 children vaccinated against measles-rubella in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu District Health Department has immunized 19,300 children below the age of five years against measles-rubella. The six days immunization drive was conducted in primary and nursery schools, and health facilities in the 11 sub-counties of the district. Dr. Kenneth Cana, the Gulu District Health …

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Ministry of health to carryout second mass polio vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health will next month conduct a second polio immunization campaign across the country targeting an estimated 8 million children below five years of age. The first national immunization campaign, carried out in January was recommended by the Ministry after a polio variant …

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Health ministry adds yellow fever on routine vaccination schedule

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health will this month start offering yellow fever vaccines to children aged nine to twelve months, following the vaccine’s inclusion into the routine immunization schedule. Dr. Fred Nsubuga, a senior medical officer working with Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization (UNEPI) in …

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