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    • Ms Teopista's son receives his Oral Polio Vaccine drops from the Minister of State in Charge of General Duties Hon. Hanifah Kawooya at the vaccination campaign launch
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Children Under the Age of Five in Uganda set to benefit from the Nationwide House-to-House Polio Immunization Campaign

On 13th January 2022, Uganda’s Ministry of Health launched the vaccination campaign under the theme, Keep Uganda Polio Free

Ms Teopista is a mother of two little boys and a girl, all eligible for the Oral Polio Vaccine (OPD). For her, the launch of the National House-to-House Polio Immunization campaign could not have come at a better time. “When we were growing up, there weren’t many vaccines to prevent…

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The Ministry of Health, WHO, UNICEF and partners commit to advancing the nutrition agenda in Uganda

The symposium aimed to provide a platform for sharing experiences on the successes and challenges of processing and disseminating nutrition information

The World Health Organization, UNICEF and the country’s stakeholders on nutrition discussed advancing the nutrition agenda in Uganda in a one-day symposium, convened by the Ministry of Health, under the theme Strengthening Information System for Nutrition. The symposium aimed to provide a platform for sharing experiences on the successes and…

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    • Health worker tests a community member for HIV in Luweero District
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HIV/AIDS services must remain crucial during the COVID-19 outbreak

HIV AIDS has been prevalent in Uganda for more than thirty years, with the prevalence among adults 15-49 years standing at 6.0%

This year’s commemoration of World AIDS Day occurs in a complicated terrain where essential services have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the theme "End Inequality, End AIDS. End pandemic" this day is more than a call for a balance in health interventions to give all patients the chance…

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Ministry of Health, WHO, UNICEF and partners discuss advancing the nutrition agenda in Uganda

The symposium aimed to provide a platform for sharing experiences on the successes and challenges of processing and disseminating nutrition information

The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the country’s stakeholders on nutrition discussed advancing the nutrition agenda in Uganda in a one-day symposium, convened by the Ministry of Health, under the theme Strengthening Information System for Nutrition. The symposium aimed to provide a platform for sharing experiences on the successes…

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Uganda’s community initiative helping HIV patients overcome depression

People living with HIV face a greater risk of developing mental disorders, with depression and anxiety among the most common comorbidities

Margaret was engulfed by depression and overwhelmed by stigma. With little motivation for life as she struggled to adjust to living with HIV while pregnant, she contemplated death. "I could lock myself in the house every day. I wanted to kill my child and kill myself because I thought I…

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Uganda’s Ministry of Health, with support from KOICA and WHO launches 5- year project to improve Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Services in Busoga Region

It is a joint project, with the financial support of $10 million dollars and will be implemented in the districts of Bugiri, Buyende, Iganga, Kamuli and Mayuge

The Government of Uganda with support from the Government of Korea through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a five-year project to improve Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Services in select districts in the Busoga sub-region. It is a joint project, with the…