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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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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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