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UGANDA: Covid-19 vaccine trials to commence in March

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists working on a Covid-19 vaccine in Uganda have told legislators on the Presidential Affairs Committee that trials will commence in early March 2022. Dr Sheila Balinda, a molecular virologist at Uganda Virus Research Institute said they have developed a vaccine using Covid-19 strains that were …

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Vaccine manufacture in Africa

How drug industry is undermining WHO plans | TIMOTHY HUZAR | Since June 2021, the WHO has been coordinating a messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) vaccine technology transfer hub in South Africa. The hub is important because it will increase the availability of mRNA vaccines, including those for COVID-19, in Africa, …

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WHO’s grant of mRNA vaccine technology to African countries supports fight against COVID-19

Cairo, Egypt | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO)’s approval to grant six African countries the technology to manufacture mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) vaccines would boost international efforts to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, Egyptian experts and officials said. On Friday, WHO announced that Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and …

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Six African nations to get mRNA vaccine technology

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | Six African countries will be the first on the continent to receive the technology needed to produce mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia will be part of a project that aims …

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Nationwide polio immunization underway

Uganda has started a three-day nationwide polio immunization exercise targeting over 8.8 million children under the age of five years Kampala, Uganda | Xinhua |  Uganda has started a three-day nationwide polio immunization exercise targeting over 8.8 million children under the age of five years. Vaccination officers moved from house …

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Museveni gets COVID-19 booster dose

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday received a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as the country grapples with a surge in the number of cases. Museveni, according to a State House statement, received the booster dose while at his home in Kiruhura district, western Uganda. …

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