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13:47
13:47

COVID-19 Vaccination 21 Times More Expensive Compared to Other Mass Campaigns WHO 2 1 Top story

The first phase of the vaccination targeting health workers, teachers, security personnel, the elderly, and persons above the age of 50 was budgeted to cost Shillings 1.3 trillion. The second phase that is still ongoing and targets communities reporting high infections is budgeted to cost Shillings 46 billion.
03:50
03:50

Health Ministry Cautions Ugandans on Mixing COVID-19 Vaccines Ministry of Health 1

The call comes following the arrival of 647,080 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at time when many Ugandans who received the first jab are waiting to receive their second jab. Preliminary records from the health ministry show that over 150,000 people are due for their second dose
15:31
15:31

Experts Recommend Polio Boosters for Adults Ministry of Health 1

According to scientists, while most adults were vaccinated against the disease when they were children, the immunity provided for by the vaccines has since been reduced and needs to be revamped.
07:43
07:43

COVID-19 Jabs Will Only be Effective With Mass Vaccination-Experts MOH 2 1

According to health experts, the reported deaths of already vaccinated personnel does not prove that the vaccine is ineffective, but rather that more people need to get vaccinated so that herd immunity can be built. So far at only 3.3 per cent of the targeted 26.7 million people have received one jab, yet the country needs to vaccinate at least 65 per cent of its population.
11:50
11:50

34,000 Ugandans Have Received Two Doses of COVID Vaccine - Health Ministry MOH

All those who have received two doses of the vaccine were among the first people vaccinated in the country. According to records from the health ministry, these persons where vaccinated between March 10 and April 3,2021.Getting two doses of the vaccines means that these persons now have 100 protection against the disease. When infected, they will not get severe forms of the disease. They will also not be hospitalised.
13:12
13:12

People at Low Risk of COVID-19 Infection More Willing to Get Jab MOH 3 1

"In April I went to Mulago, Victoria Hospital and even KCCA Kisenyi hoping to get vaccinated but no place would give me the vaccine. They all said that I was not among those designated to get the vaccine in the first phase of the exercise," he said.
18:38
18:38

Next AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Consignment Expected in June COVID-19 Vaccines 2 1

The consignment from the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) facility was initially expected in May, but the Serum Institute of India, the source for Uganda’s COVID-19 jab announced that it was halting vaccine exports to first, serve their domestic market in India, where infections were soaring.
22:05
22:05

Health Ministry Names Districts Performing Poorly in COVID-19 Immunization Ministry of Health 2 1

Aceng also listed the fifteen best performing districts with Rukungiri topping the list followed by Kanungu and Hoima. Rukiga, Tororo, Bushenyi, Masaka, Mukono, Pakwach and Jinja as the top ten districts. Kampala came in 14th place performing worse than hard to reach districts of Kalangala, Bukedea and Namisindwa.
11:30
11:30

Low Vaccine Uptake Forcing MOH Back to Covid War Drawing Board COVID-19 1 1

Health ministry officials have been forced to change the original plan of vaccination to increase uptake of the vaccine. Originally, vaccination was supposed to start with health workers, teachers, security personnel, persons with co-morbidities and those aged 50 and above
16:53
16:53

Health Workers Cautioned Against Wastage of COVID-19 Vaccine WHO 1 1

According to the health ministry, on average vaccines worth Ugx 6.5 billion are wasted annually during routine immunization. However, with a shortage of funds and supply of COVID-19 vaccines, health workers are being advised to open vaccine vials once a minimum of 10 people have registered for vaccination
14:57
14:57

Males Spread Cervical Cancer But are Ignored in HPV Fight -Medics Ministry of Health 2 1

As government continues to popularize the HPV shot for girls aged 9-11 years, medics say 96 percent of the population is not aware that males too need to get the Human Papilloma Vaccine (HPV) which protects them from acquiring the virus and passing it on females they are sexually involved with.
19:09
19:09

Gov’t Moves to Introduce Second Dose of Measles Vaccine Ministry of Health 1

Dr Alfred Driwale, the programme manager UNEPI says the introduction of a second dose is critical because it will protect children who are younger than nine months and are susceptible to the disease.
10:08
10:08

WHO Launches Global Initiative to Eliminate Cervical Cancer

In addition to this, 90 per cent of women identified with cervical will receive treatment by 2050. According to the WHO, investing in the above interventions can generate substantial economic and societal returns. It is estimated that if governments invest, they could make returns as high as three dollars for every dollar spent.
15:33
15:33

Uganda Records 100% Increase in Measles Deaths -MOH 1

According to the Ministry of Health figures, the deaths recorded last year showed an increase of over 100 per cent. In 2018, the number of deaths recorded in the country stood at 80 but that figure in 2019 went up to 160 deaths by the end of November.
18:15
18:15

Cost of MOH Health Campaigns Up by UGX 18b

The Ministry of Health says that it now needs an additional 18 billion Shillings to implement previously planned for projects like the mass mosquito net distribution campaign and a yellow fever vaccination. The distribution of mosquito nets was previously budgeted at 447 billion while yellow fever vaccination was planned at 3.8 billion Shillings.
10:58
10:58

More Funding Needed to Control Measles Epidemic in DRC- WHO Ministry of Health 1

So far, USD 27.6 million has been mobilized and used to vaccinate more than 18 million children under 5 years in DRC. However, in some areas, routine vaccination coverage remains low and 25 per cent of the reported measles cases come from such areas. Previous immunization campaigns have been targeting children under the age of five who are most affected by the disease.
15:16
15:16

Rubella's Double Jeopardy; a Mothers Pain of Raising Deaf-Blind Children Ministry of Health 1 3

Rubella, also known as German measles, is a contagious disease caused by a virus. Its symptoms include; fevers, sore throat and a rash that starts from the head and spreads to other parts of the body. It is estimated that the disease is the leading cause of deaf-blindness.
11:33
11:33

Results Rule Out Measles/Rubella Vaccine as the Cause of Death for 5-year-old WHO 2 1

The five-year-old boy was among millions of children who were immunized with the Measles and Rubella joint vaccine that has since been introduced into the country’s immunization schedule. But he, and his siblings developed a skin rash and red eyes, which, according to family members, was in reaction to the vaccine.
07:41
07:41

Gov't Still Probing Cases of Severe Reactions to Measles Rubella Vaccine 2 1

Dr Immaculate Ampaire, the deputy manager of the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization says that investigations are to determine and study some of the side effects that are likely to be seen after children are immunized.
18:31
18:31

MOH Closes Measles Isolation Centres Countrywide Ministry of Health 2 1

Dr Alfred Driwale, the programme manager for the Uganda National Expanded Programme on immunization -UNEPI says that all isolation wards that previously had measles patients have been closed nationally, following the mass measles/rubella campaign that took place in October 2019.
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