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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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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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