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Bridging the Vaccine Gap in Nigeria With AI

Nigeria has the highest number of unvaccinated children in Africa. Now, a novel AI-driven vaccination programme is showing the way to boosting vaccine uptake by up to 90%. SPECIAL FEATURE | BIRD AGENCY | Mariam Haruna has been struggling to keep up with her six-month-old baby’s vaccination appointments at the …

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VHTs in Namisindwa decry unpaid vaccination allowances

Namisindwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Village Health Teams (VHTs) in Namisindwa district are up in arms over non payment of their allowances for the polio and measles-rubella immunization exercise. According to the VHTs, they supported the two vaccination campaigns in October 2022 and they were entitled to Shillings 60,000 …

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Zimbabwe to conduct second measles vaccination campaign

Harare, Zimbabwe | Xinhua | Zimbabwe will roll out the second phase of the measles vaccination campaign in the most affected districts, starting next Monday, the Ministry of Health and Child Care said Friday. The campaign will run from Jan. 30 to Feb. 10 targeting children aged five years to below 15 …

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Nwoya district rollouts vaccination against FMD

Nwoya, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Nwoya District Veterinary department has commenced the vaccination of cattle to avert the possible spread of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). The move follows the suspected outbreak of the highly viral livestock disease at a farm adjacent to River Nile in Nyamokino Parish, Lungulu sub-county …

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Study finds Ebola vaccine regimens safe, immunogenic in adults, children

Los Angeles, U.S. | Xinhua | Two randomized, placebo-controlled trials evaluating three Ebola vaccine administration strategies in adults and children found that all the regimens were safe in both age groups, according to a newly published study. The study, published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, enrolled volunteers at …

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The Katikkiro of Buganda to support Uganda Veterinary Association activities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Two weeks after holding a successful scientific symposium and AGM in Masaka City, the Uganda Veterinary Association (UVA) has been assured of increased support by the Buganda Kingdom. Activitives to book livestock farmers education, establishment of demonstration farms and promotion of ecotourism and cultural …

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