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Mumbere rallies subjects on Ebola fight

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere has rallied his subjects both in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to embrace the fight against the Ebola. Ebola which is a severe illness with up to 90 percent fatality rate is also one of the …

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Ministers endorse collaboration framework on Ebola preparedness

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Health Ministers from nine countries that border the Democratic Republic of Congo have endorsed a joint framework to strengthen cross-border collaboration on preparedness and response to Ebola virus and other disease outbreaks. The ministers observed that the countries shared a threat that the outbreak …

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Ebola still an ‘urgent’ global health emergency: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The deadly Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains an “urgent” global health emergency, The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday at its Emergency Committee meeting. DRC’s latest Ebola epidemic, which began in August 2018, has killed 2,144 people, making it the second …

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Uganda to deploy Ebola frontline workers at Tanzania border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is going to deploy frontline health workers on the Uganda-Tanzania border crossing at Mutukula as a response measure for the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This follows concerns from the World Health Organisation, about Tanzania’s obstinacy in investigating the …

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DRC nationals still live in Ebola denial – Officials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many people from the Democratic Republic of Congo still associate the deadly hemorrhagic fever with myths and misconceptions, more than a year after the viral fever outbreak-officials have said. Dr Aloysius Tumwesigye, the district veterinary officer for Kanungu district who also heads the Ebola …

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Ebola prevention practices relaxed in public places

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of public places have relaxed Ebola prevention measures. In some of the public places like hotels and offices in previously hit Ebola sites our reporter found no disinfectants and hand washing facilities. For instance, at the Uganda –Congo cross border meeting organized …

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Unmanned borders still challenge Ebola screening efforts- IOM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The existence of informal and unmanned entry points between the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and several other countries, is a hindrance to all efforts to tame the deadly Ebola virus, according to health and immigration officials from the two countries. They observe that …

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