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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: Uganda repatriates 5 to DRC after 2nd patient dies

Bwera, Uganda | AFP | A grandmother in Uganda has died from Ebola, health officials said Thursday, the second fatality in the country since a major outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo crossed the border. Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng announced Wednesday that Uganda had recorded three cases of Ebola …

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How Ebola virus has spread to Uganda from DRC

Kampala, Uganda | Grace Matsiko – AFP | A five-year-old boy is being treated for Ebola in Uganda, the first case since a deadly outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo 10 months ago, Health Minister Ruth Aceng said Tuesday. Uganda has been on high alert since the outbreak across …

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Health workers overwhelmed as Namugongo numbers soar

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers screening pilgrims at the Uganda Martyrs Shrine, Namugongo are overwhelmed with the numbers amid limited human resource and inadequate supplies. A number of screening centres were set up by the Ministry of Health in the wake of an Ebola crisis that has …

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Ugandan children can only achieve 38% productivity as adults

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is not spending enough on developing the future productivity of its citizens. Consequently, a child born in Uganda will only be 38 per cent as productive when they grow mainly because they don’t enjoy complete and good quality education and full health, a study …

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Over 830,000 cholera vaccinations planned in DR Congo: WHO

    Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  More than 830,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province will be vaccinated against cholera, which has claimed over 240 lives this year, the World Health Organization said Monday. The campaign will be implemented by DR Congo’s health ministry with …

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