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WHO declares world emergency after Ebola gets to Goma

DR Congo Ebola outbreak ‘health emergency’ of international concern: WHO Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern,” a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics. The Ebola epidemic …

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Ebola challenge requires big scale-up in funding- UN relief chief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock has called for greater international support in managing the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the threat it presents to Uganda and other countries in the region. Lowcock, insisted on the need, to be honest …

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DR Congo urges calm after Ebola case in key city

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have appealed for calm after an evangelical preacher fell ill with Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, the first recorded case of the disease in the urban hub in a nearly year-old epidemic. Goma, which has a population …

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Ebola spreads to Goma, close to Rwanda border

Pastor confirmed with Ebola as disease spreads in DR Congo Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last August, the health ministry said on …

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Uganda needs UGX 64bn for Ebola management

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda needs 64 billion shillings for its Ebola preparedness and response plan. According to the plan, there is a decrease of 5 billion shillings from the original plan that was launched in August 2018 following an outbreak of Ebola in Butembo North Kivu located …

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Police halts Uganda-DRC movement over Ebola threat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police Force on Thursday halted movement of Ugandans and Congolese Nationals from entering Nebbi district over the Ebola threat, as the district elected a new district Chairperson. The seat fell vacant following the death of Esrom William Alenyo who succumbed to accident …

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Uganda receives 20 doses of Ebola drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty doses of Ebola drugs have been imported into the country. The doses are being kept at standby treatment centre at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital to cover the western part of the country in case of an outbreak and other doses are being …

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Health Ministry stops surveillance of all Ebola contacts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ministry of Health has declared Kasese district Ebola free and stopped following up on Ebola contacts there. No new Ebola case has been registered in the district since last month’s outbreak. Three people who had traveled to DRC to bury a relative entered Uganda …

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No Ebola in West Nile says Health Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says no ebola-related death has been registered in West Nile region’s Arua district. She however says Uganda has stepped up vigilance as the ebola virus disease spreads further in Democratic Republic of Congo. Arua district in Uganda shares a …

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