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Measles killed more than 140,000 amid stagnating vaccine rates

Washington, United States | AFP | More than 140,000 people died from measles worldwide in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) and US authorities said Thursday, the result of global vaccination rates that have stagnated for almost a decade. Poorer countries were hardest hit, with the vast majority of measles cases …

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Gov’t probes cases of severe reaction to measles/rubella vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Health is investigating three cases of adverse immunization reactions following the recent Measles/Rubella immunization campaign. The cases, all from the same family, were immunized at a community vaccination post located in Kalagi.   But one of them passed away yesterday at the pediatric …

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Sironko district embarks on mass vaccination against rabies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sironko district in partnership with Animal Welfare and Protection Organization, a non-governmental that focuses on the protection of animals has embarked on a free mass vaccination against rabies across the district. Sironko district has registered over 98 cases of rabies since this year begun. …

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Health ministry to conduct ebola ring vaccination in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Health is set to carry out ring vaccination of all persons believed to have come into contact with a confirmed Ebola case in Kasese district.  The vaccination is scheduled to start on Thursday June 14, 2019. It will cover all persons suspected …

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Ebola vaccination kicks off in Ntoroko district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vaccination against the Ebola virus has kicked off in Ntoroko district. The vaccination which started on Wednesday is being conducted at Rwanyara, Musandama, Ntoroko Health Centre IIIs, Bweramule Health Center II and Karugutu Health Center IV. The vaccination is a response to the Ebola outbreak …

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Ebola vaccination to start in Ntoroko district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vaccination of medical and frontline workers against Ebola is scheduled to start Wednesday in Ntoroko district, the Health Ministry has revealed. Ntoroko is one of the high five risk districts where vaccination will take place. The others are Bundibugyo, Hoima, Kasese and Kisoro districts. The …

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Niger launches mass polio vaccination drive

Niamey, Niger | AFP | Niger has launched a mass polio vaccination campaign targeting more than three million children under five after new cases were detected, an official said Friday. The programme kicked off Thursday in the regions of Zinder, Maradi, Agadez and Diffa, said Rabi Souley, who is in …

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THIS WEEK: Ministry in cholera vaccination drive

Ministry in cholera vaccination drive Kampala, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is set to roll out an oral cholera vaccination in the disease districts of Hoima, Buliisa, Pakwach, Nebbi, Kasese, Ntoroko, Zombo, Moyo, Busia, Namayingo and Arua. The exercise that is to be conducted in a phased manner …

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