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Ugandan company to manufacture polio vaccine in new deal with Sinovac

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Vaccine Access Initiative, a subsidiary of Microhaem Scientific and Medical Supplies Company has finalised plans to manufacture polio vaccines at its Ntinda-based facility. Dr Cedric Akwesigye, Microhaem’s Managing Director told URN in an interview on Wednesday that they have entered a technological transfer …

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WHO calls for continued innovation to fight malaria

Malaria vaccine could save the lives of an additional 40,000 to 80,000 African children each year if widely deployed Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for continued innovation and increased investment in fighting malaria. Ahead of World Malaria Day on Monday, the WHO announced that …

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Over 1million African children vaccinated against malaria: WHO

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | More than one million children in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi have received one or extra doses of the world’s first malaria vaccine as efforts to eradicate the disease in the continent gathers steam, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday ahead of World Malaria Day …

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Malaria vaccination to start in 2023: Health minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has revealed that government will start the implementation of the malaria vaccine at end of 2023. Aceng made this revelation while responding to prayers in a motion urging government to strengthen efforts to prevent, control and eliminate transmission …

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