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Health Ministry in Second phase Hepatitis B vaccination.

Ministry of health has started the second phase of Hepatitis B immunization in the 25 remaining districts out of the 39 district with high prevalence.

In the year 2013-2014, government earmarked 23 billion to fight hepatitis B in areas with prevalence beyond 23% and currently so far 14 districts have finished all the three required doses.

Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng.

Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng.

Now speaking to media on Thursday, the Minister of Health, Dr Ruth Aceng, said that the most affected districts are in the North and Western Uganda, with prevalence as high as 23%, while in South and Central is still at minimum 6%.

She explained that the 25 districts including Zombo, Moyo, Gulu and Nebbi have started receiving the first dose, and several government health facilities have been prepared to offer services including screening, vaccination, supply of drugs and other relevant services.

A vaccination campaign in Adjumani district, Uganda.

A vaccination campaign in Adjumani district, Uganda.

Under the National Hepatist B program 220 billion were gazetted for this purpose, but only 23 have been received under this phased manner.

 

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