Ebola: Red Cross mobilises volunteers for social mobilisation

Report
from Uganda Red Cross
Published on 19 Nov 2012 View Original

The Uganda Red Cross Society has mobilised 20 volunteers to support Ministry of Health and Luweero District authorities in social mobilisation of communities in Nyimbwa Sub County against Ebola.

Four people have so far died due to the deadly hemorrhagic fever. The latest death is of a 29 year old woman, Halima Nakimbugwe who is said to have contracted the disease from her husband, a boda boda rider. The rider was the first person to die in the latest epidemic in Luweero district.

URCS Luweero Branch Focal Person Annet Nampiima over the weekend had an orientation with the volunteers engaged in the social mobilization.

The orientation focused on precautionary and safety measures, the messages to pass on to the communities. Isolation facilities have been set up at Nyimbwa Health IV and Bombo Hospital.