Uganda is working hard to ensure that all the gains made in the fight against polio aren’t lost to the pandemic.
The country is on a major vaccination drive to ensure that people are protected and the economy can recover.
The Ugandan government is on a drive to vaccinate teachers to ensure the reopening of schools across the country.
Uganda is setting an example by including its estimated 1.4 million refugees in its COVID-19 vaccine programme, however there are still barriers to overcome.
While there was some initial reluctance to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Eastern Uganda, attitudes are changing fast.
Despite a second lockdown, outreach initiatives ensure continuation of Uganda’s routine child immunisation.
As Community Health Workers, Harriet Nankwanzi and Yusuf Maganda have built personal relationships with people in their communities who have over the years relied on their services to access vital health information.
Over 50 health workers in Uganda have lost their lives to COVID-19 – a huge toll for a country with just 0.17 doctors per thousand people in some areas. With remaining health workers overworked and vulnerable, some relief has come in the form of…