Ugandan government starts immunizing against measles, rubella and polio

Uganda has started immunizing more than eighteen million children against measles, rubella and polio as part of efforts to interrupt the circulation of the three diseases. The eastern African nation has experienced measles outbreaks across numerous districts in the past three years. At the same time, polio remains a daunting threat, given evidence of vaccine-derived strains circulating in neighbouring countries. More from Dr Emmaculate Lebo, the Measles and Rubella Focal point at the World Health Organization East and Southern Africa Regional Office…..