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Ntungamo Registers 100 Percent Polio Vaccination :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Ntungamo Registers 100 Percent Polio Vaccination

Vivian Nakaliika, the Health Ministry spokesperson says 95 percent of children below 5 years in the targeted districts received supplementary polio dozes during the mass immunisation campaign.

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Ntungamo district registered more than 100 percent polio vaccination in the just concluded mass polio vaccination targeting 73 border districts. The district set out to immunize 106,318 children but 121,817 children were immunized making it 114.6 percent.

Beatrice Chemisto Wamasebu, the Head of Maternal and Child Health in Ntungamo District, attribute the huge success to good mobilization strategies for the exercise and cooperation with development partners.

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Speaking at a review committee meeting chaired by Ntungamo Resident District Commissioner, Justine Mbabazi, the District Health Educator, Nesterio Twesigye hailed the Health Ministry, Village Health Teams and other stakeholders for sensitizing the public on the dangers of polio.

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In a related development, Ntungamo police are holding a man for blocking his children from undergoing the polio immunization. The suspect is Asaph Tumwesigye, a resident of Kafunjo in Ruhaama East. The suspect is expected to appear later today in court with two other family heads still on the run.

It is alleged that Tumwesigye hid his family members during the immunisation exercise, saying it contravenes their beliefs. He belongs to “Abasimuki”, a Christian cult, which bars its members from sleeping under mosquito nets, owning identity cards and participating in any kind of immunization.

Tumwesigye's arrest followed a directive from the RDC to apprehend whoever tries to sabotage the government program. The campaign also faced resistance in  Kibatsi, Ruhaama, Nyakyera and Rweikiniro sub county where members of the cult are found. 

Apart from the few cases reported, the Health Ministry, says the polio immunization campaign was a success in the target districts.

Vivian Nakaliika, the Health Ministry spokesperson says 95 percent of children below 5 years in the targeted districts received supplementary polio dozes during the mass immunisation campaign.

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