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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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USAID boosts Ebola fight with UGX 5.5 billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has boosted Uganda’s Ebola efforts with a donation of 5.5 Billion shillings. The committed funds will be spent in supporting the Ministry of Health conduct surveillance at its border with Democratic Republic of Congo. Patricia Rader, …

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Ebola fight straining Bwera hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bwera hospital was overstretched by the pressures exerted onto the facility by recent outbreak of Ebola in the area. Bwera hospital hosts the Ebola Treatment unit (ETU) in Kasese district, an area that shares a common border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, a …

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UN chief Guterres arrives in Ebola-hit DR Congo

  Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  UN chief Antonio Guterres started a three-day tour of the Democratic Republic of Congo Saturday, expressing “solidarity” with a region ravaged by violence and an Ebola epidemic. The secretary general first visited Goma, the capital of North Kivu province which is trying to …

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Nine year old girl succumbs to Ebola in Kasese

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 9-year-old Congolese girl has succumbed to Ebola in Kasese. The victim had travelled to Uganda on Wednesday from Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC to receive treatment for Ebola. She was identified at the Mpondwe border crossing before being admitted to the Ebola Treatment Unit …

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