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Integrating a gender lens into Uganda’s advocacy and demand generation plan for COVID-19 vaccines

While Uganda has made significant progress in increasing access to immunization in recent years, vaccine inequity remains a challenge. The COVID-19 pandemic has further disrupted immunization efforts and disproportionately affected women and children in communities where vaccine coverage was already low. Disruption of immunization services, even for brief periods, can raise the likelihood of outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases such as measles and polio, which can lead to increased morbidity and mortality and a greater burden on health systems already constrained by the pandemic.

Publication date: September 2022

Integrating a gender lens into Uganda’s advocacy and demand generation plan for COVID-19 vaccines

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