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29 Dec 2007 description

The Ministry of Health wishes to update the general public on the Ebola situation in the country. The cumulative total is 144 patients with 37 deaths.

In Bundibugyo District, 9 people are currently admitted, 4 in Kikyo Health Centre and 5 in Bundibugyo Hospital. Of these, 4 new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, 3 in Bundibugyo Hospital and 1 in Kikyo Health Centre.

The Ministry of Health urges the public to avoid unnecessary movements and gatherings especially in the districts around Bundibugyo i.e.

27 Dec 2007 description

Seen and cleared by Dr. Sam Okware/Chairman/NTF & Dr Melville George, WR/Uganda/Co chair/NTF

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24 Dec 2007 description

Seen and cleared by Dr. Sam Okware/Chairman/NTF & Dr Melville George, WR/Uganda/Co chair/NTF

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21 Dec 2007 description

Seen and cleared by Dr. Sam Okware/Chairman/NTF & Dr Melville George, WR/Uganda/Co chair/NTF

1. Situation in the Field:

The Total cumulative cases are 132, with 35 cumulative deaths (Case Fatality Rate of 27%). Cumulative laboratory confirmed cases are 32.

Among the 32 laboratory confirmed cases there have been 11 deaths (CFR 32%).

To this date a total of 571 contacts have been identified, of these 432 are under follow-up. The number of contacts that have completed their 21 day follow up is now 94. Total contacts followed up today were 384, (89.0%).

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20 Dec 2007 description

Seen and cleared by Dr. Sam Okware/Chairman/NTF & Dr Melville George

1. Situation in the Field:

The Total cumulative cases are 131, with 35 cumulative deaths (Case Fatality Rate of 27%). Cumulative laboratory confirmed cases are 32.

Among the 32 laboratory confirmed cases there have been 11 deaths (CFR 32%)

The total contacts increased to 571 (up from 535 reported yesterday) most new contacts arising from the admissions. The contacts completing their 21 days rose from 64 reported yesterday to 77. The coverage of contacts followed up was 86.4%.

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20 Dec 2007 description

The Ministry of Health wishes to update the general public on the Ebola situation in the country. The cumulative total is 131 patients with 35 deaths.

In Bundibugyo District, only 6 people are currently admitted, 5 in Kikyo Health Centre and 1 in Bundibugyo Hospital. The cumulative total of patients discharged since the epidemic was confirmed is 47. There has been two new admissions in Kikyo Health Centre. The Ministry of Health urges the public to avoid unnecessary movements and gatherings especially in the districts around Bundibugyo i.e.

18 Dec 2007 description

Seen and cleared by Dr. Sam Okware/Chairman/NTF & Dr Melville George, WR/Uganda/Co chair/NTF

1. Situation in the Field:

The Total cumulative cases were 127, with 35 cumulative deaths (Case Fatality Rate of 27.6%). Cumulative laboratory confirmed cases are 32.

Among the 32 laboratory confirmed there have been 11 deaths (CFR 32%), 19 discharges, and 10 are still on the ward.

To this date a total of 487 contacts have been identified, of these 408 were followed-up to date. Total contacts followed up on 17/12/2007 were 359, (88%).

17 Dec 2007 description

The Ministry of Health wishes to update the general public on the Ebola situation in the country. The cumulative total is 124 patients with 35 deaths.

In Bundibugyo District, 8 people are currently admitted in Kikyo Health Centre and 4 in Bundibugyo Hospital. The cumulative total of patients discharged since the epidemic was confirmed is 34. There has only been one new admission in Kikyo Health Centre since Friday, December 14th 2007. The fifth and sixth lot of 14 samples taken from Alert cases were analyzed and found negative.

15 Dec 2007 description

Seen and cleared by Dr. Sam Okware/Chairman/NTF & Dr Melville George, WR/Uganda/Co chair/NTF

1. Situation in the Field:

The Total cumulative cases were 121, with 35 cumulative deaths (Case Fatality Rate of 28.3%). Of these 32 are laboratory confirmed.

Among the 32 laboratory confirmed there have been 11 deaths (CFR 34%), 14 discharges, and 7 are still on the ward.

14 Dec 2007 description

Seen and cleared by Dr. Sam Okware/Chairman/NTF & Dr Melville George, WR/Uganda/Co chair/NTF

1. Situation in the Field:

The Total cumulative cases were 119, with 35 cumulative deaths (Case Fatality Rate of 28.8%)

A total of 264 out of 368 contacts (72%) have been followed up (110 in Kikyo and 154 in Bundibugyo). 3 contacts have developed symptoms and have been referred to case management team.

Alert case has been reported by Lira district.

2. Laboratory and Surveillance:

7 laboratory samples were collected from Bundibugyo and shipped to UVRI.

14 Dec 2007 description

The Ministry of Health wishes to update the general public on the Ebola situation in the country. The cumulative total is 119 patients with 35 deaths.

In Bundibugyo District, 9 people are currently admitted in Kikyo Health Centre and 8 in Bundibugyo Hospital. On a positive note, five patients were discharged yesterday from Bundibugyo hospital. The cumulative total of patients discharged since the epidemic was confirmed is 24.

13 Dec 2007 description

Seen and cleared by Dr. Sam Okware/Chairman/NTF & Dr Melville George, WR/Uganda/Co chair/NTF

1. Situation in the Field:

The Total cumulative cases were 116, with 33 cumulative deaths (Case Fatality Rate of 28.4%)

A total of 265 out of 368 contacts (72%) have been followed up (112 in Kikyo and 153 in Bundibugyo). One alert case was detected in the process.

More contacts have been added onto the list and 7 contacts completed 21 days of follow up and were removed from the list.

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11 Dec 2007 description

The Ministry of Health wishes to update the general public regarding the Ebola situation in the country. The new report as of 11th December 2007 reveals that the cumulative total is 116 cases and 30 deaths.

In Bundibugyo District, 12 people are currently admitted in Kikyo Health Centre and 17 in Bundibugyo Hospital. On a positive note 5 people who were admitted have been discharged. Of the five, 4 were in Bundibugyo Hospital and 1 in Kikyo Isolation Unit.

The Laboratory for diagnosing Ebola at UVRI Entebbe is now fully functional.

11 Dec 2007 description

Seen and cleared by Dr. Sam Okware/Chairman/NTF & Dr Melville George, WR/Uganda/Co chair/NTF

1. Situation in the Field:

The Total cumulative cases were 115, with 29 cumulative deaths (Case Fatality Rate of 25.2%)

A total of 298 out of 368 contacts (81%) have been followed up. This is showing an improvement in contact follow up from 51% in the previous day.

2. Laboratory and Surveillance:

10 laboratory samples (2 from Kikyo HC IV and 8 from Bundibugyo) were collected.

10 Dec 2007 description

The Ministry of Health wishes to update the general public regarding the Ebola situation in the country. The new report as of 10th December 2007 reveals that the cumulative total is 113 cases and 29 deaths.

In Bundibugyo District, 13 people are currently admitted in Kikyo Health Centre and 19 in Bundibugyo Hospital. On a positive note 6 people who were admitted have been discharged.

03 Dec 2007 description

By Dr Sam Okware, CHS/CH

Activity: Coordination

Progress

- NTF meeting held 30/11/2007 and subcommittees operational

- District Disaster Management Committee Chaired by RDC

- 3 WHO experts: MO, Epidemiologist, HE arrived 03/12/2007

- Joint MOH/WHO/UNICEF/MSF team lead by Dr Amone visited Bundibugyo by air to assess gaps and progress, and strengthen field cases for case management, surveillance and H/Education.

- Formal request for support sent to WHO to coordinate international efforts, also to HPAC chair, also SWG (MOH)

29 Nov 2007 description

The Ministry of Health would like to inform the general public that the mysterious disease outbreak in Bundibugyo has now been confirmed to be Ebola disease. So far, a cumulative total of 51 cases have been reported in the sub counties of Bubukwanga and Kasitu of whom 16 have died.

The Ministry of health is working with all stakeholders and partners to contain the situation. The following measures have been taken:

- A National Response plan has been developed.

03 Oct 2007 description

The Vice Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Korea H.E Park Hae Sang has on behalf of his Government, promised Uganda a donation of 100,000 US $ to help the flood victims of Northern and Eastern Uganda.

The Korean Vice Minister, who was meeting the State Minister for Foreign Affairs in Charge of Regional Cooperation, Hon. Isaac Musumba expressed sympathy for the areas that have been affected by the floods. He pledged Korea's help in the flood recovery programme. H.E Park Hae Sang led an 8-man delegation, which arrived in Uganda on 30th September 2007.

30 Sep 2007 description

Executive Summary

Context

Since the 1990s, the Government of Uganda (GoU) has been promoting a development agenda that has led to a reduction in poverty nationally, with visible improvement in many of the welfare indices. The number of Ugandans who are unable to meet their basic needs declined from 56% in 1992 to 38% in 2003 and further to 31% in 2006 with a simultaneous improvement in other indices relating to access to health, education and water and sanitation. However, the welfare indices for Northern Uganda have not improved at the same pace as the rest of the country.

09 Sep 2007 description

President Yoweri Museveni and President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo, last night signed a joint bilateral co-operation agreement aimed at establishing peace and security in both countries and normalizing their relations and strengthening their co-operation.

The historic Ngorodoto Agreement was reached after a 2-day special summit convened by the Tanzanian leader President Jakaya Kikwete at Ngorodoto Mountain and Country Club in Arusha. Mr. Kikwete also witnessed the signing of the documents.