In a statement the ministry underlines that HPV vaccine is very safe and effective and boosts the body’s immunity against HPV infection.
"Application shall no longer be received at the Ministry of Health headquarters," says the health ministry.
Statistics from Ministry of Health show that Uganda is one of the countries most affected by Hepatitis B.
"We are confident that we have strong surveillance teams on the ground and we have built sufficient capacity to tackle public health emergencies."
The selected high risk districts include Adjumani, Agago, Alebtong, Amolatar, Amuru, Apac, Arua, Budaka, Bududa, Bugiri, Bukwo, Bulambuli, Buliisa, Bundibugyo,...
The health ministry should engage local communities more, says Dr. Joseph Matovu.
The airborne disease affects mainly children between the age of between six months and 10 years.
"We have already dispatched vaccines to border districts like Adjumani that are receiving refugees."
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