March 2019: Uganda launches 2nd phase of cholera campaign

In early March, the Ugandan Ministry of Health said it will launch phase 2 of a planned cholera vaccination campaign in April, aiming to vaccinate 1.8 million Ugandans in 11 cholera-prone districts around the country. The campaign, which will occur in conjunction with a sanitation and hygiene improvement plan as the rainy season sets in, follows an earlier phase in which 360,000 Ugandans were vaccinated in early 2018. The ministry’s cholera prevention plan aims to reduce cholera incidence by 50 percent by 2022. WHO has designated Uganda one of its 47 priority countries for the elimination of cholera by 2030 as part of its “Ending Cholera: A Global Roadmap to 2030” strategy. New Vision; WHO

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