Kampala, 23 June, 2019 / 4:37 am (ACI Africa).
Catholic Relief Services is monitoring the health situation in Uganda, following two confirmed deaths from the Ebola virus.
“We consider even one case a very serious development,” said Niek De Goeij, Uganda Country Representative for Catholic Relief Services.
“But while Ebola is a frightening disease, we’ve seen almost a year of critical preparedness efforts on the part of the Ugandan government, and now immediate action by the Ministry of Health and international partners, to quickly contain these cases so far while avoiding its spread.”
Two deaths from Ebola have been confirmed in Uganda in recent days, as the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to fight an outbreak of the virus that has lasted nearly a year.
Catholic Relief Services said it is working closely with government authorities and local partners in the Kasese District of Uganda and surrounding areas.