Evelyn Chemutai, the Bukwo Woman MP and Vice Chairperson of the HIV/AIDS committee in Parliament, says this money will enable the government take charge of the AIDS epidemic in the country instead of relying on donors.
Residents and health workers in the various districts of West Nile have been put on high alert following the outbreak of the highly contagious Ebola hemorrhagic fever in some districts of western Uganda.
Samples of the other patients are yet to be returned. Doctor Kyamanywa says the 19 patients have now been moved to the convalescent ward which separates them from those who are positive and those whose status is yet to be determined.
In a move to get a solution to the nodding syndrome, the scientists are drafting a research proposal in which they intend to bring on board partners like the involved governments, civil society, WHO and CDC in finding the cause of the disease.
According to the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF), Measles-one of the most deadly vaccine-preventable diseases, accounts for an estimated 777,000 childhood deaths per year worldwide, with more than half occurring in Africa.