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Health Ministry Extends Ebola Response Plan ebola in uganda 1 Top story

According to the Health Ministry, only 30 percent of the proposed Shillings 64 billion required for the plan has been received from development partners.
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Poor Funding Affecting Uganda’s Ebola Preparedness Plan ebola in uganda 2 1

Uganda’s Ebola preparedness budget released in July 2019, stood at 64 billion Shillings, a bigger percentage of which was allocated to case management and infection control. Other components of the plan include building community resilience and institutional capacity to respond to an outbreak, to prevent the importation of Ebola into Uganda, and to prepare for a possible outbreak.
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No Ebola outside DR Congo - WHO ebola in uganda 1

According to 51st situational report on the Ebola outbreak in DRC, there are no Ebola cases outside DRC despite an increase in the number of people infected with the disease
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Uganda on High Alert as Ebola Spreads to Goma ebola in uganda 1 1

According to the DRC Health Ministry, the disease which started in Ituri and North Kivu provinces in August is increasingly spreading to other areas. Reports show that more transmissions have been recorded in Lubero, Komanda, Bunia and Ariwara health zones in recent weeks.
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Uganda Receives 20 Doses of Ebola Drug Regimen ebola in uganda 3 1

A total of 20 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 kept in Kampala according to ministry officials.
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Health Ministry Stops Surveillance of all Ebola Contacts ebola in uganda

The ministry's announcement comes after the elapse of 21 days of surveilling all contacts in their homes. The contacts are believed to have come into contact with the three confirmed Ebola cases or people who got into contact with them.
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Inadequate Public Sensitization, Porous Border Brought Ebola to Uganda ebola in uganda 7 1 Top story

Our reporter sat at one of the feeder roads for about twenty minutes and saw two people strolling from DRC into Uganda carrying bags. Between Mpondwe market at the border with DRC and Bwera hospital, there are more than 12 entry points into Uganda.
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Ebola Preparedness Still Low in Kampala ebola in uganda 3 1 Top story

“If you want, I can press for you and you get some. It will keep your hands clean,” she told URN. There was no hand washing facilities or sanitizers at Imperial Royale Hotel. The head of marketing, Jim Kasavubu, said they don’t have plans to install such facilities since they will cause panic and scare aware their customers.
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456 Vaccinated Against Ebola ebola in uganda

Those vaccinated are believed to have been in contact with the three Ebola cases that were reported in Kasese.
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NDA Clears Use of Ebola Vaccines In Uganda ebola in uganda Top story

Uganda has been approved to use Mapping Biopharmaceutical Incorporated REGN-EB3 and Remdesivir both manufactured by Gilead Sciences
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Ebola Situation Under Control – MOH ebola outbreak 2 1

Uganda has previously battled Ebola in two different occurrences, the worst being the 2000 outbreak in which 224 lives were lost and another 425 people infected. The other outbreak was in 2007 in Bundibugyo district where the country lost 37 people while the third outbreak involving three members of the same family was confirmed last week.
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High Risk Ebola Suspect Still Missing-WHO ebola in uganda 1

The high risk suspect is an uncle to the first confirmed case, a five year old boy who succumbed to Ebola on Tuesday. The uncle is believed to have come into contact with two other confirmed EVD cases
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EU Donates UGX 10.7bn for Ebola Fight in Uganda ebola in uganda 1 1

The released funds will be for strengthening disease surveillance at community level, health facilities and points of entry, training of rapid response teams of healthcare and front line workers on contact-tracing and infection prevention and control measures.
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Ebola Patient Repatriated to DRC ebola in uganda 1

The patient is a three year old child who is a brother to the five year old boy who succumbed to Ebola on Wednesday.
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MOH Receives Motorcycles to Boost Ebola Surveillance ebola in uganda 1

The Honda XL motorcycles will be deployed in the eight high-risk districts bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The districts are Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu, Kasese, Kisoro, Kanungu, Kabarole and Packwach.
09:15
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Ebola Vaccination Ends in High Risk Areas ebola in uganda

The health workers that were vaccinated were those stationed in the 13 high risk districts neighboring DRC at 165 health facilities and 15 points of entry. The districts include; Bundibugyo, Bunyangabo,Kabarole,Kanungu, Kasese, Kisoro, Ntoroko, Rubirizi, Rukungiri, Hoima, Kikuube, Buliisa and Kagadi
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Ministry to Immunize More than 20 in Tororo Against Ebola ebola in uganda 2

Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Senior Public Relations Officer Ministry of Health, says they are doing everything to ensure that whoever came into contact with the deceased is decontaminated.
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Ebola Outbreak Confirmed in DRC ebola in drc Top story

The World Health Organisation confirmed in a tweet this evening that the DR Congo health ministry had informed them of a lab-confirmed case of the disease. A statement issued by the ministry indicates that the outbreak was confirmed from tests on nine people who came down with a hemorrhagic fever in Bas-Uele province in the northeast of the country on or after April 22.
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Masaka Samples Test Negative to Ebola, Marburg ebola in uganda 4

Masaka District Health Officer Dr Stuart Musisi said expert medical tests were conducted on the samples taken from the deceased persons and the patients to establish the actual type of infection thats ravaging the community .
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Kasese District Declares Border Restrictions over Ebola uganda congo border

Based on the declaration, the Kasese district Health Surveillance focal person Dr. Samuel Muhindo announced that border security will be heightened to ensure that any possible cross border cases are detected in time. He was briefing health stakeholders at social services hall in Kasese town this afternoon.
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