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Ebola screening at entry points no longer necessary-WHO

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Even as Ebola Haemorrhagic fever outbreak is still on-going in DR Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) says that the Emergency Committee does not consider entry screening at airports or other ports of entry outside the region to be necessary. In a statement issued …

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Health workers abandon ebola screening centers over pay

Buliisa, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 100 health workers deployed to manage various Ebola screening centers in Bullisa district have abandoned their duty stations citing none payment. The affected include members of Village Health teams-VHTs and Health workers attached to various health facilities in the district.   The affected workers …

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Funding for disease outbreaks to expire next month

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The overwhelming number of disease outbreaks is stretching the budget for health emergencies. This is according to Dr Allan Muruta the Commissioner Public Health Emergencies at the Ministry of Health. Muruta says that a loan worth 15 million dollars which they secured from the …

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Fear as red cross withdraws ebola screening volunteers

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Kisoro district Ebola surveillance officials are concerned about the partial withdrawal Ebola screening volunteers deployed by Uganda Red Cross Society-URCS from the Uganda-Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC borders. Red Cross had deployed Ebola surveillance staff at seven entry points including Bunagana, Chanika, Kanombe Ntek, …

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Health Ministry to prioritize funding to tackle disease outbreaks

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health will in 2020 prioritize raising funds to address disease  outbreaks. Last year, a number of disease outbreaks were reported in the country. These include cases of measles and rubella, cholera, malaria and three confirmed cases of Ebola. Dr Jane …

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EBOLA: In new alert, Ugandans urged to take caution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Ugandans in urban centres head to the countryside for the festive season, the Health Ministry has warned of increased cases of Ebola in neighboring DRC and urged caution. At least 55 new Ebola cases have been reported in DRC since December 1, 2019, …

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Rwanda begins vaccinating against Ebola

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Rwanda on Sunday started a voluntary Ebola vaccination programme at its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour. All countries in high-risk areas, even if not hit by Ebola, had been …

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EBOLA: 150 complete vaccine trial in Uganda

  Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One hundred and fifty people have received the two doses of the Jansen ZEBOVAC Ebola vaccine during trials that are currently ongoing at EpiCenter Health Research at the Mbarara University Science and Research in Mbarara. The vaccine is currently being used by health workers …

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