Ministry Of Health Suspends Measles, Rubella Vaccination Campaign

The ministry of health has announced that it has postponed the Measles-Rubella (MR) national vaccination campaign from the scheduled dates of 25-29, September 2019 to 16-20 October 2019. They didn't give a reason for the postponement in the announcement posted on their social media pages. The ministry received more than 20m doses of Measles-Rubella vaccine worth $19m. The vaccines were procured by UNICEF with support from GAVI to protect more than 18m children aged 9 months to 15 years. In a press statement dated Thursday, 18 July 2019, UNICEF said they had received the last batch of the vaccines. On…
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Verification Fee On Selected Imported Medicines Hiked To 12% In Move To Promote Local Production

Importers of medicine into Uganda will be a higher verification fee effective August 1st, 2017, the minister for health Sarah Opendi said in a statement released on Monday. “Government of Uganda will increase verification fees from 2% to 12% on 37 selected medicines that are locally manufactured. These include A moxillin, Albendazole, Dextrose Infusion, Paracetamol, Oral Rehydration Salts to mention but a few,” he minister said in the statement. The minister explained that this selection was made following the Ministry of Health and NDA’s assessment of the domestic manufacturers’ capacity to sufficiently meet the demand for the 37 selected medicines.…
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Uganda To Save $186m Spent On Medical Expenses Abroad

Uganda’s President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has revealed that a specialized, state-of-the-art hospital that was recently flagged for construction at Lubowa in Wakiso District will help the developing country save a whopping $186m per as patients will no longer fly out of the country to seek specialized medical attention. The project, a partnership between government of Uganda and FINASI, an Italian firm, is expected to be completed in the next 24 months. The President noted that this facility will be the key referral centre for Ugandan patients and the first of its kind in the East African region to have a…
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