Ssegawa noted with concern that a big number of pupils in Masaka region are not immunized yet the immunization Act bars schools from enrolling them. The mass immunization campaign that is bankrolled by the World Health Organization at the tune of Shillings 44 billion targets children between nine months and 15 years of age.
According to the mapping, the areas identified as hotspots include Nabweru Division in Nansana Municipality, Kasokoso and Bukasa in Kira Municipality and Zinga, Kitufu, Balabala and Kasenyi in Busi Sub County. The other areas include Busaabala, Kajjansi, and Kigungu among others.
An estimated 450,000 children under five years of age die each year from vaccine-preventable rotavirus infections. Diarrhoea is among the top ten causes of morbidity in Uganda, with the highly contagious rotavirus being responsible for about 40 percent of all diarrheal cases.
Pacifici said EUs intention is to narrow the gap and ensure long lasting peace and security in the region. He said Agriculture specifically deserves more attention since despite the potential; it has not helped to reduce food security.
Maldaline Chemose, a surgeon from Bukwo says they have been forced to stealthily carry out the mutilations due to the absence of an alternative source of income. Chemose says each of them earns 50,000 Shillings for every mutilation.
The biggest complaints are coming from Lango and districts in Acholi where government has intensified efforts to vaccinate adults against hepatitis B. Complaints are also coming from Sembabule district where those seeking to be vaccinated were asked to pay 30,000 Shillings per shot. One needs three shots of the vaccine to be protected against the virus.
The Atlas, which maps key results against public expenditures, provides analysis on the impact of public investments on social outcomes like school completion rates, antenatal care visits and improved water source functionality.
Mugwanya Preparatory School, Kabojja emerged champions for the third consecutive year with 687 points followed by Stella Maris Primary School in Buikwe district with 686 points. Kasimeri Primary School in Moroto district was second runners-up with 679 while Mbarara Junior School came fourth with 677 points.
A snip in time: What is the best age to circumciseThat is the question that may generate debate soon as government to launches plans to have babies circumcised as part of the safe medical circumcision campaign. Piloted in Kampala, Wakiso, Gulu and Rakai among other districts ahead of planned roll out.
According to the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF), Measles-one of the most deadly vaccine-preventable diseases, accounts for an estimated 777,000 childhood deaths per year worldwide, with more than half occurring in Africa.