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Vaccine-derived polio virus remains an emergency for Africa-WHO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The World Health Organisation has cautioned that a Vaccine Derived Polio Virus, remains an emergency for Africa where several children under 15 remain unvaccinated.     Vaccine-derived polio spreads mostly where vaccine coverage is low and there is poor sanitation. In this case, a child who is …

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Rubella, measles mass immunization campaign launched in Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu district officially launched the mass immunization against Measles, Rubella and Polio, ahead of the nationwide campaign that started today. The campaign, to be conducted in schools for the first three days and in communities for the last two days, targets all children younger …

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Routine immunization failing- Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 20% of babies supposed to be benefiting from routine immunization are not getting the vaccine. This was revealed by Dr Alfred Driwale the Programme Manager Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization in the Ministry of Health in an interview with Uganda Radio Network. Driwale …

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Regional immunisation meeting discusses investment in surveillance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Global immunization experts attending the biannual Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) meeting in Congo Brazzaville on Jan.23 noted that over the past five years, immunization coverage in sub-Saharan Africa has stagnated at 72%, exposing populations to vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks. They said there was …

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