8 DECEMBER 2017 | GENEVA - Uganda has successfully controlled an outbreak of Marburg virus disease and prevented its spread only weeks after it was first detected, the World Health Organization said on Friday (December 8). “Uganda has led an exemplary response. Health authorities and partners, with the support of WHO, were able to detect and control the spread of Marburg virus disease within a matter of weeks,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.
WHO donates motorcycles to support Marburg response in eastern Uganda
17 November 2017 Kampala - World Health Organization (WHO) has donated 10 motorcycles to Uganda’s Ministry of Health to enhance Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) contact tracing, and disease surveillance in Kween and Kapchorwa districts. The Motorcycles worth USD 32 000 will eventually be used to strengthen the community disease surveillance system in the two districts when the current outbreak response activities come to an end.
International Health Emergency Response plan on Marburg virus disease
15 November 2017:- WHO has been implementing the Emergency Response Plan since 20 October 2017 when the Ministry of Health officially declared the outbreak. WHO released US$ 624 000 from the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) to rapidly respond which has proven to help contain the outbreak.