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Uganda to get first-ever malaria vaccine

18 million doses allocated to 12 African countries for 2023–2025 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In response to high demand for the first-ever malaria vaccine, Uganda has been listed among 12 countries in Africa that will be allocated a total of 18 million doses of RTS,S/AS01 for the 2023–2025 period. …

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Uganda adds malaria vaccine to routine immunization

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twelve countries across different regions in Africa are set to receive 18 million doses of the first-ever malaria vaccine over the next two years. According to the latest statement by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the allocations have been determined through the application of …

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Reset vaccine progress to drive global health equity

Forward-looking vaccine research is key to fighting cholera and other life-threatening diseases. Kampala, Uganda | Charlie Weller | Despite numerous successful immunisation campaigns, global vaccine coverage has plateaued over the last decade. The COVID-19 pandemic caused major disruptions to routine and reactive vaccination programmes, alongside the impact of conflict and natural disasters …

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Life-saving yellow fever vaccine

It is being administered to children aged 9 months in the routine immunisation programme Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | The Ministry of Health will vaccinate over 1.9 million children against yellow fever with support from UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Gavi In 2022, Uganda was one of 14 countries …

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New HIV vaccine candidate

The experimental shot activates rare immune cells, a study found Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | An experimental vaccine designed to prevent HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) has produced promising results in a preliminary study involving a small group of volunteers. The vaccine candidate showed success in stimulating production of rare immune cells …

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Ebola: Hope for vaccines increases

WHO ships in three evaluated candidate vaccines as outbreak evolves Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES | First doses of candidate vaccines against the Sudan Ebola virus are expected to arrive in Uganda in the coming days, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Supplies of one of the …

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