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Rift valley fever outbreak confirmed in Kagadi

Kagadi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has confirmed the outbreak of Rift Valley fever in Kagadi district. The case was confirmed following the death of Justus Mugisa, 34, a herdsman and a resident of Kihuura LCI in Mabaale sub-county, Kagadi district. Mugisa died from St Ambrose Charity …

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Yellow fever vaccine added on routine immunization

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is introducing yellow fever vaccination on its routine immunization schedule. This will bring the number of immunizable diseases under this program from thirteen to fourteen. Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said they are finalizing plans to start dispensing the jab …

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Ministry of health to roll out mass polio vaccination in January

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda with support from the World Health Organization, is set to conduct a polio vaccination campaign across the country targeting an estimated 8 million children below 5 years of age. The spokesperson in the Ministry of Health Emmanuel Ainebyoona, says the national immunization campaign is …

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Gov’t commits to pay salaries of medical interns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development (General Duties), Henry Musasizi, has given legislators assurance that medical intern doctors and senior medical staff in government health facilities will be paid within two weeks. “It is true that the House handled the issue …

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Public service and health ministries tasked on doctor perks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Government Assurance and implementation has tasked the Ministry of Public Service to explain the unending industrial action by medical workers. This was as the Minister of State for Public Service, Grace Mugasa and the Minister of State for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan …

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