Uganda | Marburg virus DG ECHO Response - DG ECHO Daily Map | 24/11/2017

EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM)

Two European experts and a mobile laboratory provided by the German Federal Foreign Office are being deployed to Kapchorwa district (Uganda).

It will offer on-the-spot diagnostic capacity and improve preparedness for future outbreaks of Marburg and other hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola, giving support to Uganda’s health ministry and the World Health Organisation (WHO) activities.

In addition to this deployment, the EU has released EUR 98 000 in support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) for preparedness efforts in Uganda and Kenya. Cross-border contact tracing is essential due to the porous borders and intense cross-border activity between both countries.