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.
President Yoweri Museveni has said there is urgent need to rehabilitate the north and northeastern Uganda and empower elders as a way of addressing the social dislocation in the region following years of conflict, adding that his government had a grand plan to re-launch the restocking exercise in the region.
The President was also happy to learn that following the mass treatment campaign he launched against river blindness in March at Angura Health Centre in Pader district, there have been no reports of new cases of the nodding disease registered by the Ministry of Health.
Ugandans have been feeding on Bananas (matooke) for so many years. According to estimates, over 10million tonnes are produced every year. It is also estimated that at least 10million people feed on bananas as their main food in Uganda and many more feed on it across the region. However, there is a lot of wastage of the banana.
• The 2011 UAIS covered over 11,000 households and almost 22,000 women and men age 15-59 throughout Uganda.
• The survey provides HIV/AIDS indicators for the country as a whole, for urban and rural areas separately, and for each of 10 geographic regions.
• The survey included testing for HIV and syphilis, with both rapid and laboratory tests for adults, CD4 counts for those who tested positive for HIV, and HIV testing for children under age 5.
KAMPALA — 07/08/2012 — The Ministry of Health wishes to clarify on media reports alleging that three more cases at Kagadi Government Hospital were yesterday confirmed to have Ebola. There are no new confirmed cases as the people being referred to were confirmed by August 3rd and admitted in the acute section of the isolation facility. All samples tested since August 3rd have tested negative for Ebola.
Kampala - 02/08/2012 - The Ministry of Health wishes to inform the general public that 12 new cases were yesterday admitted at Kagadi Government Hospital. This brings the total number of admissions to 30 since the onset of the oubreat that started in Nyanswiga LCI in Nyamarunda Parish of Nyamarunda sub-country, Kibaale district in July. The death tool remains at 16 as no new deaths have been reported since July 31st.
Kampala - 01/08/2012 - The Ministry of Health wishes to inform the pubic that two more deaths were last evening recorded at Kigadi Government Hospital in Kibaale district. The first death was a female who had earlier tested positive for Ebola while the other was a new admission in the isolation facility. This brings the total number of dead to 16 since the onset of the outbreak that started in Nyanswiga LCI in Nyamarunda Parish of Nyamarunda sub-sounty, Kidaale district in July.
Kampala - 07/03/2012 - The Ministry of Health wishes to inform the public that the number of suspected Ebola cases registered at Kagadi Goviernment Hospital in Kibaale district has since yesterday increased from seven to 18 patients. Currently there are three confirmed cases and 15 suspects admitted at the isolation facility. The patients are receiving the appropriate treatment from the medial team dispatched from the National Taskforce jointly with local hospital staff. Most of them are responding positively to the treatment administered to them.
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Kampala - 07/03/2012 - The Ministry of Health informs the general public that there is an outbreak of Cholera in some parts of the country. A cumulative total of 280 cases has been recorded in the districts of Kasese, Mbale, Sironko and Bududa and Buliisa.