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UHRC concerned about low Covid-19 vaccine uptake

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC is concerned about the low rate of Covid-19 vaccination. According to records from the Ministry of Health, by July 30, 2021, 902,293 and 233,950 people had received their first and second jab respectively. The country’s target is to vaccinate at …

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FMD: Farmers in Kiruhura demand vaccination of goats and sheep

Kiruhura, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Kiruhura district are demanding the vaccination of goats, sheep and pigs against foot and mouth disease. Last week, the government distributed 500,000 FMD vaccine doses to 52 affected districts across the country. Dr Grace Asiimwe, the Kiruhura District Veterinary officer says the ongoing vaccination …

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FMD vaccination: Gov’t to prioritize districts along Tanzania border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries is prioritizing vaccination of livestock against Foot and Mouth Disease in all districts along the Uganda-Tanzania border. This follows reports of cross border grazing and illegal cattle trade. The two activities have been cited as the major reasons …

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