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NEW Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda - Situation Report #01 (12 June 2019)

Government of Uganda, (2019)


On 11th June 2019, the Minister of Health, Hon Dr Jane Aceng, made an official statement of an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Kasese District, South West Uganda. The index case was a 5-year-old male who travelled from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with his mother on 9th June 2019 after attending a burial of the grandfather who had succumbed to EVD. The grandfather was a pastor who lived in Mabalako health zone in Aloya health area about 30 km from Beni.
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Ebola Virus Disease Readiness Implementation Progress Report WCO Uganda August –October 2018

World Health Organization WHO, Regional Office for Africa, (2019)


Risk of spill-over of EVD to Uganda has been categorised as very high. On 28 September 2018, WHO elevated the risk at the regional level which includes Uganda from ‘high’ to ‘very high’. Uganda has a very long and largely porous border with the DRC. High population movements across the borders occur for various reason including for trade, social activities and services and asylum. There are cross-border markets in several border districts in Uganda and DRC that involve thousands of people crossing into and out of DRC and Uganda for trade purposes several days in a week.
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UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Annual Situation Report - January - December 2018

UN Children's Fund UNICEF, (2019)


In 2018, Uganda responded to several crises including the refugee influx from DRC, Burundi and South Sudan, disease outbreaks such as cholera, and flooding in Bududa, Eastern Uganda. • Those most affected by emergencies in Uganda were women and children. Sixty per cent of refugees and host communities were children still in need of essential services for their survival, development and well-being. • With UNICEF support, 25,100 children were treated for severe acute malnutrition; and 475,700 children aged 6 months to 15 years were vaccinated against measles in refugee hosting districts. While 4,700 unaccompanied and separated children benefitted from individual support and alternative care services. • Since the start of the Ebola outbreak in August, in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UNICEF has been involved in Ebola prevention and preparedness efforts with the Ministry of Health and partners
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Uganda: Ebola Preparedness Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) - DREF Operation n° MDRUG041

International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, (2018)


Following the declaration of the 9th Ebola Disease Outbreak (EVD) on 8 May 2018 by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ministry of Health, the WHO has raised the alert for neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which share extensive borders, hosting DRC refugees and are used as corridors for DRC population movement. On 1 August 2018, just one week after the declaration of the end of the Ebola outbreak in Equator province, the 10th Ebola epidemic of the DRC was declared in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, which are among the most populated provinces in the DRC that also share borders with Uganda and Rwanda.
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