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Uganda + 1 other
The Humanitarian - All you need to know about Uganda Red Cross Society activities Jan - Mar 2008

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Uganda Red Cross
Editorial

The various activites that the Uganda Red Cross has engaged in this period have boosted the National Society's image. The visit of the British royal couple to the URCS youth link at St Josephs SS Nagalama is a memorable moment for the Society as this was an opportunity of a lifetime and exposed URCS activities to the international community.

URCS' engagement in the rescue of the victims of the collapsed building at Nalya in Kampala East, the fight against malaria through mosquito net distribution throughout the country, the fight

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Uganda: Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever DREF Operation No. MDRUG007 Final report

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. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of national societies to respond to disasters.

Period covered by this Final Report: 28 November 2007 to 29 February 2008.

Summary: CHF 152,756 was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support

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Ugandan health experts warn of mutating Ebola virus

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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.

"When we tested some of the people, they were healthy. There was evidence that they had been exposed to the

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End of Ebola outbreak in Uganda

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. This is more than double the maximum incubation period (42 days) for Ebola.

A national task force coordinated the response to this outbreak, comprising MoH, WHO and other international partners in the field, including experts from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF - Suisse), African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Centers for

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Uganda to be declared Ebola-free on Wednesday

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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 the hills of the Rwenzori Mountains.

"So many people have been affected, it is important to be able to say the epidemic is over," Dr. Sam Zaramba,

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Uganda: Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever DREF Operation No. MDRUG007 Update No.1

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. Funds are also made available for smaller-scale emergency operations, for forgotten disasters and for disaster response preparedness activities where Emergency Appeals are either not appropriate or there is limited donor interest.
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Bangladesh + 10 others
Health Action in Crises - Highlights No. 190 - 07 to 13 Jan 2008

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. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition
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Uganda: Ebola outbreak press statement - 09 Jan 2008

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. I wish to thank all those who have provided

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Ebola outbreak in Uganda: National Task Force situation report no. 19 - as at 10.00 hrs; 08 Jan 2008

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

1. Situation in the Field:

The Ebola outbreak is on the decline and still confined in Bundibugyo district, No confirmed cases in any other part of the country.

No new case has been reported since 3rd January 2008, the last confirmed case was on 22nd December 2007 and died on 27th December 2007(this was the last death reported).

On the 6th of January 2008, 2 Ebola suspected cases wife and husband in Amuria district with history of epistaxis, vomiting

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Uganda: Ebola outbreak press statement - 08 Jan 2008

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. Kabarole, Kasese, Hoima, Kibaale, Kyenjojo, Kamwenge, Ibanda, Bushenyi and Mbarara.

As we end the festive season, all District

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Uganda: Last Bundibugyo Ebola patient to be discharged

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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 General of health services, Dr Sam Zaramba said whereas the current lull in admissions shows Ebola

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Uganda: Ebola outbreak press statement - 04 Jan 2008

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. One patient was discharged from Kikyo Health Centre.

On a good note, 441 out of 771 contacts have completed 21 days of follow up and are considered safe.

The Ministry of Health continues to urge

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Afghanistan + 10 others
From Afghanistan to Uganda: Commission earmarks nearly €370 million in aid to humanitarian hotspots around the globe for 2008

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. A series of humanitarian aid decisions has been launched to provide food assistance (€160 million) and humanitarian aid to people in need in Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan (€25 million), Colombia (€12 million), as well as the following African countries: Burundi and Tanzania (€20 million), Chad (€17 million), Democratic Republic of

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Ebola outbreak in Uganda: National Task Force situation report no. 18 - as at 10.00 hrs; 03 Jan 2008

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

1. Situation in the Field:

- To date a cumulative total of 148 cases with 37 deaths have been reported (Case Fatality rate of 25%) while 36 were laboratory confirmed.

- The total number of inpatients in both isolation units is 5 cases as of yesterday evening.

- Since 27/12/2007 no death has been reported.

- There are still adequate supplies for case management and infection control in both Kikyo and Bundibugyo

- All peripheral health facilities are

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Uganda: Health action in crises - Monthly update Dec 2007

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. The meeting highlighted the challenges of sustainability and dependency syndrome that will arise out of this approach to health services delivery. The organization also attended the district quarterly surveillance/HMIS review meetings in the districts of Abim, Kaabong, Kotido and Nakapiripirit.

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Health Action in Crises (HAC) Programme in Uganda - Annual Report 2007

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. During the year, WHO continued to support the efforts of the Government of Uganda (GoU) at the

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Uganda: Ebola outbreak press statement - 29 Dec 2007

The Ministry of Health wishes to update the general public on the Ebola situation in the country. The cumulative total is 144 patients with 37 deaths.

In Bundibugyo District, 9 people are currently admitted, 4 in Kikyo Health Centre and 5 in Bundibugyo Hospital. Of these, 4 new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, 3 in Bundibugyo Hospital and 1 in Kikyo Health Centre.

The Ministry of Health urges the public to avoid unnecessary movements and gatherings especially in the districts around Bundibugyo i.e. Kabarole, Kasese, Hoima, Kibaale, Kyenjojo, Kamwenge,

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Afghanistan + 10 others
De l'Afghanistan à l'Ouganda : la Commission décide d'octroyer en 2008 environ 370 millions d'euros d'aide en faveur des zones sensibles sur le plan humanitaire dans le monde

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. Elle a pris une série de décisions visant à fournir une aide alimentaire (160 millions d'euros) et humanitaire aux personnes démunies en Afghanistan, en Iran et au Pakistan (25 millions d'euros), en Colombie (12 millions d'euros), ainsi que dans les pays africains suivants: Burundi et Tanzanie (20 millions

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Ebola outbreak in Uganda recedes, health experts still on alert

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Xinhua
KAMPALA, Dec 27, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The deadly Ebola outbreak in the western Ugandan district of Bundibugyo has receded with only one case in the isolation ward and no deaths recorded in the last four days, a senior health official has said.

Sam Okware, chairperson of the National Task Force for Ebola, told Xinhua by telephone Thursday that though the disease is receding health workers in the district are still on alert.

"We have to continue to be vigilant. It is too early to say we have contained the disease," he said.

He said all the Ebola patients have been