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23 Jul 2008 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Editorial

The various activites that the Uganda Red Cross has engaged in this period have boosted the National Society's image.

01 Jul 2008 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.

25 Feb 2008 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Feb 25, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Experts in Uganda's Health Ministry revealed that studies of the recent Ebola outbreak in the country showed that the deadly Ebola virus was mutating and acquiring a longer latent period.

Monica Musenero, a senior epidemiologist told reporters here on Monday, while assessing the impact of the recent outbreak, that laboratory tests showed there were some cases that had acquired the virus but did not sicken the infected.

20 Feb 2008 description

The Ministry of Health, Uganda has declared today the end of the Ebola epidemic in Bundibugyo. The last person to be infected by the virus was discharged on 8th January 2008.

18 Feb 2008 description
report Monitor-Uganda

CHRISTOPHER MASON

BUNDIBUGYO

FOLLOWING an Ebola attack that killed 37 people, infected many more and led to a near-total shutdown of the economy in western Uganda, the government is preparing to officially declare the country Ebola-free on Wednesday.

The move will signal a sigh of relief from officials who feared the highly infectious disease would spread beyond the Bundibugyo region where it started among people living on …

12 Feb 2008 description

The International Federation's DREF is a pool of un-earmarked money to ensure that immediate funding is available in the event of an emergency. It is a flexible tool that can be used in the case of a sudden onset disaster, when the rapidity of the response is vital to saving lives, or in the case of a slow onset disaster, such as drought or food insecurity.

13 Jan 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters.

09 Jan 2008 description

The Ministry of Health wishes to update the general public on the Ebola situation in the country. The cumulative total is 149 patients with 37 deaths.

For the first time, there is no case in the ward in both Bundibugyo Hospital and Kikyo Health Centre. The last two cases were discharged yesterday from Bundibugyo Hospital. So far 559 contacts have completed m21 days of follow up and are safe from the disease. The public is urged to be compassionate and provide care and support to persons that have been discharged.

08 Jan 2008 description

Seen and cleared by Dr. Sam Okware/Chairman/NTF & Dr Melville George, WR/Uganda/Co chair/NTF

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08 Jan 2008 description

The Ministry of Health wishes to update the general public on the Ebola situation in the country. The cumulative total is 149 patients with 37 deaths.

Two people are currently admitted in Bundibugyo Hospital and none in Kikyo Health Centre. One patient recovered and was discharged from Bundibugyo Hospital.

The Ministry of Health continues to urge the public to avoid unnecessary movements and gatherings especially in the districts around Bundibugyo i.e.

07 Jan 2008 description
report Monitor-Uganda

Tabu Butagira & Joseph Mugisa

KAMPALA/BUNDIBUGYO - THE last Ebola patient at Bundibugyo Hospital was due to be discharged yesterday amid rising hope that the new strain of the haemorrhagic fever that struck in August last year, could soon be wiped out.

Dr William Sikyewunda, the Bundibugyo District Health Officer said yesterday that they had not registered any case of the virulent disease since Friday.

But the Director …

04 Jan 2008 description

The Ministry of Health wishes to update the general public on the Ebola situation in the country. The cumulative total is 149 patients with 37 deaths.

In Bundibugyo District, 5 people are currently admitted, 1 in Kikyo Health Centre and 4 in Bundibugyo Hospital. Of these, 1 new suspected case has been registered and is admitted in Bundibugyo hospital in the last 24 hours.

03 Jan 2008 description

IP/08/7

Brussels, 29 December 2007 - The European Commission has earmarked €369.6 million in humanitarian aid to meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable victims of humanitarian crises around the globe.

03 Jan 2008 description

Seen and cleared by Dr. Sam Okware/Chairman/NTF & Dr Melville George, WR/Uganda/Co chair/NTF

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31 Dec 2007 description

Executive Summary

In 2007, the hitherto conflict affected northern and north eastern regions of Uganda witnessed further improvements in the security situation and peace as a result of the signing of the land mark Cessation of Hostilities Agreement between the Government of Uganda and the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) in August 2006. This resulted in massive population movements with over 90% of the 466,103 IDPs population in Lango subregion returning to their original home lands.

31 Dec 2007 description

1. Health Coordination

During the month, WHO/HAC participated in several coordination meetings aimed at improving health response coordination at the national and district levels. In Karamoja, a meeting was held with CUAMM an Italian NGO to discuss the proposed Karamoja-Food and Services project.

29 Dec 2007 description

The Ministry of Health wishes to update the general public on the Ebola situation in the country.

29 Dec 2007 description

IP/08/7

Bruxelles, le 29 décembre 2007. La Commission européenne a décidé d'accorder une aide humanitaire de 369,6 millions d'euros afin de répondre aux besoins essentiels des victimes les plus vulnérables des crises humanitaires dans le monde.

27 Dec 2007 description

Seen and cleared by Dr. Sam Okware/Chairman/NTF & Dr Melville George, WR/Uganda/Co chair/NTF

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