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Uganda records 100% increase in measles deaths – MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 150 deaths occurred last year due to measles according to the Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization. According to the Ministry of Health figures, the deaths recorded last year showed an increase of over 100 percent. In 2018, the number of deaths …

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19 million children missed vaccination – Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 19 million children missed vaccination and de-worming. Figures from the ministry indicate that 1.2 million children aged 10-11 years missed cervical cancer vaccination while 500,000 children also missed routine vaccination. An additional 17.3 million children under the age of 15 missed de-worming as a result …

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Immunization dropped 20%, antenatal services 16% during lockdown

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The number of children accessing immunization services reduced by 20 percent during the months the country was under lockdown. And in spite of the fact that thousands upon thousands of teenage girls started getting pregnant when their schools closed down, ante-natal visits fell by 16 …

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Uganda likely to lose over UGX 6.5bn in wasted vaccines

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda is likely to lose over 6.5 billion shillings in wasted vaccines due to the COVID-19 lockdown. According to the health ministry, most wastage is recorded with vaccines that have multiple doses such as Measles/Rubella or the BCG vaccine for whooping cough normally given at …

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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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Disruption of immunization services could trigger disease resurgence -WHO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging countries to ensure that routine immunization programmes continues even as the organization had previously called for a postponement of immunization campaigns in countries that have recently had outbreaks of immunisable diseases like measles. When immunization services are …

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Vaccination against yellow fever in affected districts starts in March

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The vaccination exercise against yellow fever in areas that recently had positive cases will start on March 9th. Dr. Immaculate Ampaire, the Deputy Programme Manager Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunisation (UNEPI) told Uganda Radio Network yesterday that after vaccines arrived in the country Monday evening, …

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