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Health ministry to withdraw measles vaccine from health facilities

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Health will withdraw all measles vaccines from all health facilities across the country. The move follows the introduction of the New Measles-Rubella combination vaccine that is deemed more effective in fighting the two deadly viral infections among children. On Wednesday, the national …

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Health Minister warns against sabotaging immunization campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Health Ruth Aceng has warned cultural and religious leaders against sabotaging the mass immunisation exercise against measles and rubella. The exercise startet today across the country and is targeting 18 million children from nine months to 15 years. Speaking at the …

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Routine immunization failing- Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 20% of babies supposed to be benefiting from routine immunization are not getting the vaccine. This was revealed by Dr Alfred Driwale the Programme Manager Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization in the Ministry of Health in an interview with Uganda Radio Network. Driwale …

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1000 survivors: Harnessing hope to end DRC Ebola outbreak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 1000th survivor of the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was released from care yesterday, a testament of the tireless efforts of thousands of local health workers and partners, the World Health Organisation said on Friday. The outbreak that began …

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Kampala’s poor air quality attributed to urbanisation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health experts have attributed Kampala City’s poor air quality to urbanization. Speaking during the joint Health Sector Review in Kampala this afternoon, Dr Daniel Okello, the Acting Director of Public Health and Environment at Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) said that Kampala’s air quality …

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Uganda to deploy Ebola frontline workers at Tanzania border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is going to deploy frontline health workers on the Uganda-Tanzania border crossing at Mutukula as a response measure for the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This follows concerns from the World Health Organisation, about Tanzania’s obstinacy in investigating the …

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Gulu seeks extra UGX28m for mass measles vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu district health department is seeking an additional 28 million shillings for the mass vaccination against measles and rubella diseases. The district last week received 152 million shillings from the Ministry of Health for the exercise that will start from 15th to 19th of …

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