4 August 2012

Uganda: Tullow Gives Sh100 Million Aid

Photo: Ismail Kasooha/New Vision
Health workers preparing to handle Ebola patients: There is no treatment or vaccine against Ebola, which is transmitted by close personal contact and, depending on the strain, can kill up to 90% of those who contract the virus.

Tullow oil has given items worth sh100m to the Ministry of Health to help in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease. Tullow Oil spokesperson, Jimmy Kiberu, who handover the items to ministry officials at health ministry headquarters yesterday said: "The loss of any life is a very big issue to our country.

This support is aimed at supplementing efforts by the health ministry in the fight against the scourge." He also said the organisation would also extend logistic support as well as provide transport for the team treating the victims. Health ministry Permanent Secretary, Asuman Lukwago, hailed Tullow for the support.

The items included one tonne of maize flour, rice, mattresses, blankets, raincoats and water tanks. Lukwago said the items will be sent to Kibaale and Mulago isolation centres to replenish supplies needed in fighting the disease.

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