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Manpower Shortages Hamper Polio Vaccination Campaign in Mukono

The district dispatched 108 medical workers to carry out the exercise in the entire district with each parish receiving one medical worker. The district targets to vaccinate 147, 000 children.
A health worker vaccinating a child at Bagala zone in Mukono Municipality.

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The lack of medical workers is impeding the ongoing polio vaccination campaign in Mukono District.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Health launched a three-day vaccination campaign against polio among children aged five years and below.  The campaign that targets 8.7 million children aims to also reach children that have been missed in routine immunization.

The district dispatched 108 medical workers to carry out the exercise in the entire district with each parish receiving one medical worker. The district targets to vaccinate 147, 000 children. 

  However, the medical workers are inadequate, which could affect the campaign. Sarah Nassakka, a health worker says that during the previous mass vaccination exercises, four medical workers have always been allocated to Bagala zone but only one has been assigned for the polio vaccination.

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Hellen Alimo a Village Health Team-VHT Officer says parents have responded positively to the exercise, but they are facing the challenge of inadequate health workers.

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Stephen Mulindwa, the District Health Officer-DHO advises parents with busy schedules to at least ensure taking their children to the district general hospital and health center IVs where they have also designated immunization centers and the staff are enough.

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The Resident District Commissioner Fatumah Ndisaba warned parents who are followers of different cults against de-campaigning the campaign.

The District LC5 Chairperson Rev. Peter Bakaluba Mukasa appeals to parents to support the exercise so as to create a free and healthy generation.

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