Due to the Ebola outbreak in 2018 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Ugandan government is now prioritizing frontline vaccination of health workers, screening travelers at the point of entry, and engaging in risk communication.
The Ugandan government hopes to halt the outbreak from spreading across the border.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Thursday applauded the response the country has mounted so far, commending Uganda’s history of effective disease prevention, highlighting that the country’s strategies have been “recognized globally.”
A weak health system allowed the virus to spread out of control in the DRC and into Uganda. New safeguards aim to collect samples of suspected cases, build case management systems, psycho-social care, and offer safe and dignified burials.
Prevention is key.
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“The need to amplify primary healthcare in order to prevent diseases, is vital for Uganda”, Mr. Ghebryesus stressed.
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