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Uganda Preps for Africa Vaccination Week

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Director General Health Services Mrs Jane Ruth Aceng, while addressing press ahead of the celebrations on Tuesday, noted that last year was characterized by hitches in the supply of vaccines.

“As a result immunization coverage stood only at 52 percent but today it is at 98 percent, thanks to Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization (UNEPI) and other implementing partners.”

Sheema district which is hosting this year’s national ceremony happens to be among those still performing poorly, together with others like Adjumani, Moyo and Ntungamo among others.

Running under the theme, “Vaccination: A Shared Responsibility,” Dr Aceng said this year’s functions would focus more on advocacy for improved improvement immunization coverage, and increasing government funding.

“Immunization is recognized as one of the most cost-effective public health interventions that can enhance our achievement of MGDs. Therefore we should be committed promote it and keep it high on the agenda,” said Aceng.

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