Guest of honour at the commemoration of the International day against drugs and illicit trade Hon. Sarah Opendi visits the exibition stall at te Ministry of Health. Theme of the day was:Let's develop without drugs. Thanks to the moderator of the day UHCA Coordinator Mr. Richard Baguma and the media fraternity
The head of Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) on Ebola vaccine, Dr. Hannah Kibuuka has revealed that Uganda will soon start the second phase of Ebola Vaccine trial involving 90 participants. The tests will be administered to people (volunteers) living in Kampala and nearby districts only to enable easy and effective monitoring of the subjects.
Uganda’s Vice President, HE. Edward Ssekande officiated over Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders on HIV/AIDS in Africa (AMICAALL) review meeting and launch of preliminary findings on HIV/AIDS in Uganda. He encouraged leaders to be exemplary and to go for HIV testing before they can encourage their followers to do so. The Vice President said that the president and the Uganda government are in full support of the campaign.
Under the theme “One More Time” AMICAALL Uganda Programme was a one week sensitization campaign where Mayors of various regions were brought in joining the campaign to support and encourage people they lead to test for HIV/AIDS.
A lot has been written about the disease with all countries setting up various measures on monitoring the entry and exit of different people as a way of controlling the spread of the disease. Most of us are still not aware of the several facts that revolve around the disease; Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.
The Ebola-like virus Marburg disease led to the quarantine of over 99 persons in Uganda.
The Director General for Health Services, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said that the suspects were still healthy but still under closely monitoring so as to reduce the level of exposure just in case Marburg symptoms emerged .
The quarantine follows after a health worker was diagnosed with the disease in Kampala, news sources reveal that 11 of the 99 were tested by the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) and the results emerged negative