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1.8 million Zambians get cholera vaccine

LUSAKA, Zambia | Xinhua | About 1.8 million Zambians in cholera hotspot areas have gotten the oral cholera vaccine as the exercise comes to a close, health authorities said on Saturday. Minister of Health Sylvia Masebo said in an update statement on the cholera situation that the vaccine was administered …

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Sh60 billion anti-tick vaccine production facility nears completion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The construction of a sh60-billion anti-tick vaccine production facility at Nakyesasa in Nalukulongo, Wakiso District will be concluded in April 2023, according to the National Agricultural Research Organisation – NARO. In October 2022, NARO, officially commenced field trials of the anti-tick vaccine dubbed TicVac-U …

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TB vaccine a big deal

ANALYSIS | Charles Shey Wiysonge | The Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine for TB has been used for 100 years. It is largely effective for children under five, but less so in older people and can’t be used on patients who have certain medical conditions. Today we’re the closest we’ve ever been to …

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Advancing Vaccine Manufacturing: African nations need to collaborate to boost pharmaceutical production

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil society organizations, government representatives, and the private sector convened at a high-level policy symposium in Kampala on September 27-28 to address the critical issue of pharmaceutical production and access in Africa. The symposium aimed to explore ways to increase local production, reduce dependence on …

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Excitement over second malaria vaccine

The latest vaccine, R21/Matrix-M, is a product of the Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended a new, inexpensive malaria vaccine to prevent malaria in children that can be produced on a massive scale. The latest vaccine, R21/Matrix-M, …

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