Uganda Declared Ebola-Free

The World Health Organization has confirmed that there have been no new cases of Ebola haemorrhagic fever since August 2012, indicating that an outbreak, which left 17 dead, has come to an end.
  • Uganda:  WHO Declares Uganda Ebola Free

    New Vision, 4 September 2012

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that there are no new cases of Ebola haemorrhagic fever reported in Kibaale district, Uganda, since 3 August 2012, indicating that ... read more »

  • East Africa:  Ebola Under Control, Says UN Agency

    Tanzania Daily News, 5 August 2012

    THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that the Ebola disease which was reported to neighbouring Uganda was now under control. read more »

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.

  • East Africa:  Ebola Exposes Uganda's Precarious Position

    New Vision, 5 August 2012

    It is just over 10 years since Uganda suffered its first Ebola outbreak. At the time Uganda troops had just been withdrawn from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and a huge ... read more »

  • Uganda:  National Rugby Sevens Suspended

    New Vision, 5 August 2012

    The Uganda rugby fans will have to wait a little longer before they can quench their thirst for rugby action as the national Rugby 7s has been suspended for an unspecified period. read more »

  • Rwanda:  No Panic Over Ebola Scare - Health Ministry

    News of Rwanda, 4 August 2012

    The has called upon the general public not to panic over the Ebola outbreak in the neighbouring Uganda saying that all measures to contain it are in place. read more »

  • Uganda:  Health Ministry Needs Sh3 Billion to Fight Ebola

    New Vision, 4 August 2012

    The health ministry says sh3b is needed to fight the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever. This includes the money needed to run the operations centre at the health ministry and to ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Tullow Gives Sh100 Million Aid

    New Vision, 4 August 2012

    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 ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Uganda Has Capacity to Contain Ebola - Mbabazi

    New Vision, 3 August 2012

    Uganda now has the capacity to manage future Ebola outbreaks, the prime minister, Amama Mbabazi has said. read more »

  • Uganda:  Ebola Task Force Gets New Equipment

    New Vision, 3 August 2012

    The 15 member task force at Mulago Ebola Isolation camp has received an assortment of protective gear. read more »

  • Kenya:  We Are Safe From Ebola, Says Mugo

    The Star, 3 August 2012

    THE government has said there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Kenya. Public Health minister Beth Mugo further said that the reported case in Siaya District Hospital has not been ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Medics Undergo Training As Ebola Cases in Uganda Increase

    The New Times, 3 August 2012

    An official at the Ministry of Health has cautioned Rwandans travelling to Uganda to be vigilant and avoid close proximity to persons affected with the deadly epidemic. read more »