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05 Jul 2013 description

CHF 119,598 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 5 November 2012 to support the Uganda Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to 1,160 persons (200 households) directly and 1,819,507 persons indirectly. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

28 May 2013 description

A century and a half after the creation of the ICRC, humanitarianism is alive and well — but it faces great hurdles. Our story starts on two tracks: a historical timeline beginning just before the Movement’s founding; and an exploration of a current-day conflict. Also in this issue: Focus on Afghanistan; Movement history; Silent killers

03 May 2013 description


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.


11 Feb 2013 description


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.

16 Jan 2013 description


  • 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

07 Jan 2013 description
report New Vision

The Minister for Health, Dr. Christine Ondoa, has declared Kabale and Ibanda districts free of the marburg epidemic.

This comes after 42 days elapsed without any new cases reported in the two districts.

Ondoa made the declaration on Thursday at Kabale district council hall after a two-day tour of the district's marburg isolation centres and a meeting with the district's taskforce on marburg.

Marburg fever broke out in September in Mwisi village, Kitumba sub-county in Kabale.

24 Dec 2012 description


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
26 Nov 2012 description


  • 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

05 Nov 2012 description

29 Oct 2012 - The Ministry of Health in Uganda declared an outbreak of Marburg fever. There have been 19 cases and nine deaths in five districts so far.

Link: Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Uganda – update (29 October 2012)

05 Nov 2012 description

CHF 119,598 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to 1,160 persons (200 households) directly and 1,819,507 persons indirectly.

Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

05 Nov 2012 description
report Uganda Red Cross

By Ronald Arinaitwe-Branch Manager URCS Kabale

Since the outbreak of Marburg fever in Kabale, the district task force formed sub committees to control the disease.

The Uganda Red Cross Society Kabale branch is attached to the social mobilization committee charged with the responsibility of sensitizing the communities about Marburg.

42 URCS branch volunteers were mobilized and have been trained by the district to help in sensitizing the communities.Volunteers engaged.The branch engaged 42 volunteers in this exercise as below:

01 Nov 2012 description
report UN Radio


Concerted efforts are underway in Uganda to control the outbreak of the Marburg Haemorrhagic fever.

The first case of the deadly viral case was reported on October 19 in Kabale district of south western Uganda.

To date the at least 20 cases have been reported in at least five districts including the capital Kampala.

01 Nov 2012 description

Today on behalf of the Ministry of Health, I take this opportunity to welcome you all to this press briefing organized to update you on the outbreak of Marburg in the country. You will recall that we declared an outbreak of this highly infectious disease on October 19th and since then the Ministry of Health and its partners have undertaken a number of interventions to control the spread of the disease.

31 Oct 2012 description

31 October 2012 - As of 29 October 2012, a total of 19 cases and 9 deaths have been reported from 5 districts namely Kabale district, in south-western Uganda, Kampala (the capital city), Ibanda, Mbarara and Kabarole. The case fatality rate is 47.4%. The outbreak was declared by the Ministry of Health in Uganda on 19 October 2012. One of the 9 deaths reported is a health worker.

31 Oct 2012 description
report IRIN

KAMPALA, 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - Uganda's Ministry of Health is facing serious financial and health system constraints as it battles to contain an outbreak of Marburg haemorrhagic fever that has killed eight people in the country's southwest.

According to the Uganda Virus Research Institute, as of 27 October, nine patients - five in the southwestern district of Kabale, two in the western district of Ibanda, and two in the capital, Kampala - had tested positive for the highly infectious viral fever.