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Health Minister denies Ebola outbreak in Uganda

Health Minister denies Ebola outbreak in Uganda

The government of Uganda through State Minister for Health and General Duties, Sarah Opendi, has denied reports of Ebola outbreak  in the country. Earlier reports had indicated that there has been an outbreak in Mubende district, located in central Uganda. “We would like to inform the public that there is no Ebola outbreak in Mubende District […]

President Yoweri Museveni has called for inter–sectorial approach to manage disease outbreaks

President Yoweri Museveni has called for inter–sectorial approach to manage disease outbreaks

The President, who was today speaking at the opening of the 4th Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) High Level Ministerial Meeting at Speke Resort Munyonyo Hotel in Kampala, stressed that the need for cooperation because Africa, where most of the disease outbreak occurs, has insufficient public health assets. Health Ministers from 41 countries are attending […]

Suspected hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Nakaseke district

Suspected hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Nakaseke district

The Member of Parliament for Nakaseke south MP Paulson Kasana Lutamaguzi Semakula has demanded government to declare Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Nakaseke as an epidemic to seek the world health organization intervention. Lutamaguzi told parliament that this deadly disease has claimed lives people in Nakaseke and surrounding districts like Kiboga .He said that according to the […]

Guinea and Sierra leone to learn from Uganda’s method of curbing Ebola

Guinea and Sierra leone to learn from Uganda’s method of curbing Ebola

Following the declaration that now they are free from Ebola but still under investigations, Guinea has pledged to use similar systems Uganda uses in the fight against outbreaks. Guinea and Sierra leone were worst hit by the Ebola outbreaks where 0ver 11000 died and Uganda under the WHO arrangements sent experts to handle the curbing of […]

Learning from the West African Ebola Crisis

Learning from the West African Ebola Crisis

The 2014 Ebola Crisis in West Africa has been the largest of its kind in recorded history. The crisis with 26,611 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease reported in the three most affected countries has claimed 10,611 lives, according to a 15th April 2015 report by the UN Mission. With the crisis […]

Ministry of health and Tourism team up over Ebola and Marburg

The ministry of health in Uganda is to partner with that of tourism to ensure that all bats in western region are killed. This follows reports from ecologists that the bats are carriers of Ebola and Marburg. According to the permanent secretary ministry of health Dr. Asuman Lukwago all bats in caves and forests will […]

Ministry of Health declares Luwero Ebola free

The ministry of health has today officially declared Luwero district Ebola free. This means that the whole district currently does not have any Ebola case. The end of the Ebola outbreak followed the completion of 42 days of the post Ebola surveillance countdown period. Announcing the declaration In Luwero district the health minister Dr. Christine Ondoa […]

Museveni to declare Kibaale Ebola free

President Museveni’s National Resistance Movement (NRM) Government will declare Kibaale District Ebola-free on Friday 21st September 2012. The District Health Officer, Dr Dan Kyamanywa, says that the declaration will take place if no new confirmed Ebola case is registered in the district. Kyamanywa says that the two suspected Ebola cases that were registered atKagadiHospitallast week […]

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