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50 Nursing Students Under-Go Training Ahead of Yellow Fever Immunization Drive

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50 final-year Nursing students from Nkumba University on Thursday, 28th April 2024 underwent data entry training conducted by Medical Officials from Wakiso and Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital as the district prepares for a 7-day Yellow Fever immunization drive.

The students were also taken through basic immunization Protocols and Procedures, Communication skills, and Community Engagement.

According to Medical officials, this was done to enhance workforce capacity for the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization (UNEPI) ahead of the forthcoming mass yellow fever immunization campaign scheduled for 2nd to 8th April, 2024 in Kampala, Wakiso, and Mukono, at Government Health Facilities and designated outreach sites.


The 50 will now work alongside medical personnel from Entebbe Hospital and Katabi during the one-week yellow fever mass immunization in the areas of Entebbe and Katabi town council.
Mr. Francis Ssengendo, the Quality Assurance Director at Nkumba University, commended the Principal Institute of Nursing and Midwifery for spearheading this collaboration. He emphasized that such initiatives align with Nkumba University’s commitment to community service.

The campaign targets to immunize at least 95% of the illegible population aged between 1-60 years against Yellow Fever.

Ministry of Health says, “Yellow Fever Vaccine is safe, effective, and free.”

The National Expanded Programme on Immunization (NEPI) is a public health initiative aimed at providing comprehensive vaccination coverage to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases among the population.

NEPI typically encompasses various strategies such as routine immunization, supplementary immunization activities, outreach services, and surveillance to ensure that all individuals, especially children, are protected against diseases.

The program often involves collaboration between government health departments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and community health workers to achieve its objectives efficiently and effectively hence reducing morbidity, mortality, and the economic burden associated with vaccine-preventable diseases.

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Simon Peter Nashonji
Simon Peter Nashonji
Nashonji Simon Peter is a dynamic and multi-faceted team leader, renowned for his exceptional interpersonal skills. Having graduated with a Diploma in Journalism, Nashonji is on the cusp of completing his Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations at Nkumba University. He picked his niche and started writing with Chimp Reports in 2018. Since then, he has authored and published over 500 articles that cover Business trends, Politics, Health, Sports, and Environment. To master his craft, Nashonji offered to volunteer as an Editor of Nkumba University's News Website in 2022, a position he has held to date. On 1st July 2023, He joined the Editorial team of Ubuntu’ Magazine, a Rotary District 9214 (Uganda and Tazania) Monthly News product. Beyond the realm of academia, Nashonji is deeply involved in the governance of Airforce Senior Secondary School his Alma Mata, where he serves as a member on the Board of Directors. He is currently, the President Airforce S.S.S Alumni Society, President Samia Student's Association of Nkumba University and at the same time President of the Media Challenge Fellowship, 2023 cohort. "Opportunities multiply as they are seized and only dwindle when neglected."


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