Because the nation struggles to enjoy a polio outbreak confirmed in August final year, the ministry of Successfully being and companions have rolled out a mass polio vaccination exercise focusing on 8.8 million formative years under five years.
Talking at a arrangement held at Wakiso health centre IV, health consultants said Uganda, fancy many other African countries, might perchance honest continue to grapple with random polio outbreaks if its neighbouring countries don’t make investments in ending polio.
The ministry of Successfully being has flagged off the mass polio vaccination power in 136 districts beginning with Wakiso were 640,000 formative years under five years will be vaccinated
Hanifa Kawooya, the minister of voice for Successfully being (Total Responsibilities) said throughout the exercise, the formative years will be given two drops of the polio vaccine to give protection to them against the polio virus
The exercise follows a file on surveillance which confirmed that the water arrangement contained the polio virus.
Dr Daniel Kyabayinze, the director Public Successfully being on the ministry said they are focusing on 8.8 million formative years.
“Our health groups will stir door to door to vaccinate these formative years,” he said.
While Uganda is one of the most few countries which have efficiently dealt with polio cases, the upward thrust in vaccine derived polio virus will be one other health setback.
Dr Yonas Woldemariam, the WHO nation handbook said Uganda has now not reported a polio case since 1996 even though it keeps getting cases from neighbouring countries.
“When the population is vaccinated the chance of finding the polio virus is kind of zero,” Woldemariam said.
The vaccination exercise then again come at a time when the village health groups (VHTS) tasked to enact the exercise are disgruntled attributable to of authorities’s failure to motivate them.
Matia Lwanga, the Wakiso LCV chairman, said authorities must address the grievances of the workers.
Uganda final had a mass polio vaccination power in 2019.