The Ministry of Health technical leadership has held a meeting with leaders from Kampala Metropolitan, Wakiso and Mukono to districts to discuss Ebola Response.
According to the ministry, the team was led by Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng together with the Director General of Health Services, Henry Mwebesa and PS Dr. Diana Atwine.
The meeting took place on Saturday according to the ministry’s spokesperson, Emmanuel Ainebyoona.
Explaining the purpose of the meeting, Dr Aceng ssaid;
The meeting Is to make them understand that we have ebola and cases have been reported in Kampala City majorly in Rubaga, Makindye and Kawempe. We also have cases in Wakiso that have been reported majorly in Busiro and Nansana.”
She added, “It is therefore extremely important that the leaders rise up to the response and engage and sensitise the communities about ebola and prevention.”
On 20 September 2022, the health authorities in the Republic of Uganda declared an outbreak of Ebola disease caused by Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV), after a case was confirmed in a village in Madudu sub-county in Mubende district, central Uganda on 19 September.
As of 26 October, a total of 115 confirmed and 21 probable cases, including 32 confirmed and 21 probable deaths (CFR among confirmed cases: 27.8%) have been reported. Overall, 15 cases with four deaths have been reported among healthcare workers.
As of 26 October, 1844 contacts were under surveillance in nine districts of the country. A cumulative total of 3166 contacts have been listed since the start of this outbreak, of which 1194 (37.7%) have completed the follow-up period of 21 days.
A total of 94 safe and dignified burials (SDB) have been undertaken since the beginning of the outbreak, of which 97.9% (n=92) were community burials.