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Uganda: Doctors Without Borders (MSF) responds to Ebola outbreak

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  Immediately after the declaration of an Ebola outbreak in Uganda s central district of Mubende on September 20 the Ministry of Health asked M decins Sans Fronti res M decins Sans Fronti res to support its efforts in combating the spread of the disease On Wednesday September 21 an MSF team made up of six people mainly doctors and logisticians traveled to the town of Mubende to assess the situation and the needs of the regional reference hospital where the first case was detected Since the assessment MSF has started to set up an Ebola isolation and treatment center at Mubende hospital We are also exploring the possibility of setting up a second center in the town of Madudu some 25 km to the north where the first person to die of Ebola originated and where several suspected cases are reported But the priority today is to improve patient care in the current structure MSF is assembling a team of doctors epidemiologists and logistics specialists experienced in handling haemorrhagic fever cases that should be ready to start work early next week The organization remains available for the Ministry of Health to intervene further when needs are identified The last Ebola outbreak in the country occurred in 2019 MSF intervened in the country to support the Ugandan health authorities in the management of people who had been in contact with these confirmed cases the creation of an Ebola treatment unit Ebola and assistance to improve the infection Prevention and control measures
Uganda: Doctors Without Borders (MSF) responds to Ebola outbreak

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Immediately after the declaration of an Ebola outbreak in Uganda‘s central district of Mubende on September 20, the Ministry of Health asked Médecins Sans Frontières/Médecins Sans Frontières to support its efforts in combating the spread of the disease.

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On Wednesday, September 21, an MSF team made up of six people, mainly doctors and logisticians, traveled to the town of Mubende to assess the situation and the needs of the regional reference hospital where the first case was detected.

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Since the assessment, MSF has started to set up an Ebola isolation and treatment center at Mubende hospital.

We are also exploring the possibility of setting up a second center in the town of Madudu, some 25 km to the north, where the first person to die of Ebola originated and where several suspected cases are reported.

But the priority today is to improve patient care in the current structure.

MSF is assembling a team of doctors, epidemiologists and logistics specialists experienced in handling haemorrhagic fever cases that should be ready to start work early next week.

The organization remains available for the Ministry of Health to intervene further when needs are identified.

The last Ebola outbreak in the country occurred in 2019.

MSF intervened in the country to support the Ugandan health authorities in the management of people who had been in contact with these confirmed cases, the creation of an Ebola treatment unit Ebola and assistance to improve the infection.

Prevention and control measures.

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