Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever Epidemic DREF operation n° MDRUG021

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CHF 133,744 has been allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the national society in delivering immediate assistance to some 1,731,900 beneficiaries (targeted population for information dissemination campaign). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary: An Ebola haemorrhagic fever epidemic has been reported in Luwero District of Uganda. One death so far has been reported with two suspected cases in the isolation unit at Bombo military hospital since the outbreak was confirmed on 13 May by the Ugandan Ministry of Health (MoH). The World Health Organization (WHO), MoH, MSF and the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) are active in the affected area. The four agencies have conducted preliminary assessments and highlighted the main gaps that need to be addressed for the epidemic to be brought under control.
This operation is expected to be implemented over three months, and will therefore be completed by August 2011; a Final Report will be made available by November 2011 (three months after the end of the Operation).