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Ministry to resume distribution of recalled hepatitis B vaccines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Health is set to resume the supply and distribution of the recalled Hepatitis E vaccines to patients across the country. The drugs, Texavir, manufactured by Cipla Quality Chemical Industries were voluntarily recalled in July this year due to errors in their packaging. …

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Minister calls for renewed sensitization on toilet use

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Only 19% of the population have the appropriate recommended pit latrines. This is according to the Ministry of Health. According to World Health Organisation- WHO, a safe toilet or latrine is that whose design, construction, management and use is arranged so that users are …

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Ministry of Health, Rotary partner to fight malaria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rotary Clubs in Uganda have partnered with the Ministry of Health to scale up malaria prevention measures, following a recent surge in cases across the country. The Malaria upsurge affected close to 70 districts. The most affected districts included Luweero, Kampala, Wakiso, Zombo, Madi …

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Medical records professionals threaten to strike over salaries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medical records practitioners under their umbrella body, Uganda Medical Records and Health Informatics Professional’s Association-UMRHIPA are in the next line of protesters over salary. The records officers are bitter over what they describe as discrimination in the health sector. They complain that while their …

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Kawempe, Mulago hospitals to continue measles-rubella vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Ministry of Health has designated three hospitals to continue the Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign. They are Kawempe Regional Referral hospital, Mulago National Referral and the Kampala Capital City Authority health centre. According to the health ministry, the posts have been set up to enable …

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3000 children miss measles-rubella vaccination in Amuru

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Over 3000 children in Labala parish Pabbo sub county in Amuru district have missed vaccination against measles and rubella. Government through the ministry of health this month launched a five day mass vaccination exercise against measles and rubella. However Christopher Ocen, the head of the …

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