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19 million children missed vaccination – Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 19 million children missed vaccination and de-worming. Figures from the ministry indicate that 1.2 million children aged 10-11 years missed cervical cancer vaccination while 500,000 children also missed routine vaccination. An additional 17.3 million children under the age of 15 missed de-worming as a result …

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WHO declares South Sudan free of the polio virus

JUBA, South Sudan | XINHUA |  The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared South Sudan free of the poliovirus. “South Sudan’s complete documentation for wild polio virus free status has been accepted. With this feat, WHO’s Africa Region is set to be declared wild poliovirus free 2020,” the WHO South …

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Cholera vaccination underway in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mass vaccination against Cholera has kicked off in Moroto district. The five-day exercise was rolled out yesterday morning by a joint team comprising the World Health Organization-WHO and the Ministry of Health to contain the spread of the acute diarrhoeal disease which spreads through …

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WHO warns of neglecting vaccinations during pandemic

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP | The World Health Organization’s European office warned Thursday that to keep other infectious diseases in check, vaccination programmes must remain a priority even during the coronavirus pandemic. The warning came as the UN body noted that while the spread of the novel coronavirus seemed to be “plateauing in western Europe, …

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Agriculture Ministry to rollout nationwide vaccination against FMD

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture has started a nationwide vaccination of cattle affected by the Foot and Mouth Disease [FMD]. Addressing the press at Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, State Minister for Animal Industry Bright Rwamirama said that the government is going to spend 14 billion …

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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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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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