Fake Hepatitis B vaccines have found its way into various health facilities in Kampala and nearby towns in Uganda.
Two companies are being investigated for the supply of these vaccines to privately owned health facilities.
The fake vaccines were found in eight hospitals and clinics in the capital city, Kampala and in nearby towns like Mbale, Entebbe and Mbarara. This was revealed in a joint investigation by the National Drug Authority and the Health Ministry of Uganda.
The Uganda’s health ministry says “there is a chance that the vaccines are genuine but have had their labels changed”.
The Daily Monitor reports that the Anti-Counterfeit Network (ACN) Africa “has tasked government to explain the source of the fake Hepatitis B vaccines and how they were imported into the country”.