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10 Jun 2013 description

CHF 122,546 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Uganda Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance directly to 100 households affected by Ebola (585 affected people) and 3,628,390 people indirectly. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

09 May 2013 description

Summary:

On 27 July 2012, an outbreak of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF) was confirmed by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and World Health Organization (WHO), in Kibaale district in Western Uganda.

03 May 2013 description

Overview

Across the East Africa region, consecutive good seasons transformed food security conditions from the initial low point in 2011, which was a great relief coming out of a severe drought. However, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) continued working with other players including government and regional bodies such as the Inter-Governmental Climate Information, Prediction,

31 Mar 2013 description

A report on the an evaluation conducted for Uganda Red Cross to document lessons learnt in health epidemics response and to document their organizations capacity to respond.

Introduction

15 Mar 2013 description

By Andy Channelle, IFRC

At the end of October 2012, Hurricane Sandy tore a path through the Caribbean before landing on the eastern seaboard of the United States. The storm caused hundreds of deaths and destroyed homes, farms and livelihoods in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and the Bahamas. Recovery is likely to cost billions of dollars.

18 Feb 2013 description

By Victor Lacken in Uganda

When it comes to Ebola hemorrhagic fever, you can’t be too careful. It remains one of the most lethal viruses known to man and there is no known cure. Its highly infectious and contagious nature means that an outbreak of the fever must be immediately identified and isolated.

11 Feb 2013 description

Introduction

In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and December 2012 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by the Member States.

05 Feb 2013 description

CHF 107,056 from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) was allocated to support the Uganda Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance directly to 100 households affected by Ebola (585 affected people) and 3,628,390 people indirectly.

Summary: An outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever was confirmed in Luwero district after tests from Uganda Virus Research Institute came positive for Ebola Sudan on two samples collected by PCR and serology.

31 Jan 2013 description

New IDS rapid response briefing calls for more integrated approach to zoonoses

In the latest issue of the IDS rapid response briefing series, authors from the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium explore the benefits of developing a more joined up approach to tackling zoonoses.

16 Jan 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food insecure population in eastern Africa to decrease by over 1 million

  • Cholera, malaria and yellow fever outbreaks confirmed

  • Intercommunal clashes in Kenya claim over 477 lives since January 2012

  • Increased international presence facilitates aid delivery in secured areas of Somalia

  • Conflict has displaced over 5,000 Congolese into Uganda and South Sudan and 8,000 Sudanese into South Sudan

24 Dec 2012 description

Content

Overview of the major reported outbreaks in the WHO African Region

  • Cholera

Ongoing outbreaks

  • Cholera in Sierra Leone
  • Cholera in DR Congo
  • Ebola in Uganda
  • Marburg in Uganda
  • Rift Valley Fever in Mauritania

Ended Outbreaks

  • Ebola in DR Congo
06 Dec 2012 description
report Voice of America

December 06, 2012

KAMPALA — Uganda's recent flood of Congolese refugees is having unexpected side-effects: some Ugandans are adopting the Congolese custom of eating primates, a new trend that may be linked to outbreaks of Ebola and represents a potential threat to the country's endangered chimpanzee population.

For some conservationists, protecting an animal that shares almost 99 percent of its DNA with humans is a deeply personal issue.

30 Nov 2012 description

30 November 2012 - As of 28 November 2012, the Ministry of Health in Uganda reported 7 cases (6 confirmed, 1 probable) with Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Luweero and Kampala districts. Of these cases, 4 died.

26 Nov 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Improved food security and nutrition conditions in Eastern Africa

  • More than 60,000 people displaced in the north of Goma as M23 takes over

  • More than 11,000 former Burundian refugees voluntarily repatriated from Tanzania

  • Kenya’s Department of Refugee Affairs allows a two-week refugee registration in Dadaab refugee complex

  • Water trucking operations stopped in Dawe Sarar woreda (Oromia) and Somali Region due to increased rain

23 Nov 2012 description

CHF 107,056 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Uganda Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance directly to 585 people affected by Ebola, 100 households at risk, and 3,628,390 people indirectly. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

22 Nov 2012 description

23 NOVEMBER 2012 - As of 23 November 2012, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Uganda has reported 10 cases (6 confirmed and 4 probable,), including 5 deaths in Luweero and Kampala.

The last confirmed case was hospitalised on 17 November 2012. Close contacts of the Ebola cases are being identified and followed up for a period of 21 days. All the cases alerted to the field teams are being investigated.

20 Nov 2012 description
report New Vision

By Darious Magara and Innocent Anguyo

The Police have halted visitation of inmates in all prisons across the city and neighbouring districts.

The move is aimed at curbing the spread of the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever among inmates and other people.

Addressing the media at a weekly Police briefing yesterday, Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Ibin Ssenkumbi yesterday said the visitors will only be given access to the suspects if the reason is serious enough.