How Ebola Outbreaks Helped Uganda Respond to Covid-19 Pandemic

For Uganda responding to disease outbreaks of epidemic potential is not new. This is because the country has been in preparedness and response modes for quite some time and its disease outbreak system has regularly been tested over the years. The country has had four Ebola Virus Disease outbreaks in 2000, 2014, 2017 and 2018. The biggest and most deadly was in 2000 that registered 425 cases and 224 deaths.These outbreaks have not only tested and strengthened the country's preparedness and response system but also given health workers enormous experience and steeled their nerves to deal with deadly outbreaks, according to the World Health Organisation.

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