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Uganda needs Ugx 28b to contain Ebola- Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda needs USD 7.5 million ( 28 billion Shillings) to tackle the current Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Kasese district. Ministry of Health (MOH) spokesperson Emmanuel Ainebyoona says funding is the biggest component of Uganda’s Ebola response as the country remains on high alert …

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EBOLA: Kenya reassures public after false alarm

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya sought to reassure the public and foreign visitors on Monday after a suspected Ebola case, which turned out to be negative, was detected near the border with Uganda. Uganda last week reported three cases of Ebola, two of them fatal, among people who had …

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WHO chief meets Museveni, reassured on Ebola control

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Museveni has met World Health Organization (WHO) Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who is in the country to assess the response to the current Ebola outbreak in Kasese District, Western Uganda. The WHO chief hailed Uganda’s response to the outbreak, saying that “we …

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EBOLA: High risk suspect vanishes

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A man believed to be a high risk Ebola suspect is still missing, according to the World Health Organisation-WHO. The suspect is believed to have had contact with the three confirmed cases confirmed Ebola cases from the same family. Officials are not sure whether he returned …

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Shortage of health workers hampers Ebola surveillance in Kanungu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The inadequate number of health workers is hampering Ebola surveillance along the Uganda-Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) border in Kanungu district.  The inadequate number of health workers is unable to man the various entry points in the district. Hajji Shafique Ssekandi Senjoba, the Chairperson Kanungu …

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Transport network left out of Ebola fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buses plying the Kampala-Bwera route have taken no initiative to address the threat that the deadly Ebola virus presents to them, their passengers and family members. Passengers on the bus spend their time on phones, sleeping or watching music videos on the small 6-inch …

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WHO emergency panel meets on Ebola after Uganda deaths

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization emergency committee was meeting Friday on whether to declare a raging Ebola epidemic an international threat, after an outbreak that began in Democratic Republic of Congo crossed into Uganda. The WHO panel, which was formed in 2005, has used the label “public …

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