President Yoweri Museveni has said that the Government of Uganda
is containing Ebola just like it has been able to control terrorism over the
The President was today speaking during a meeting at State
House, Entebbe with World Health Organization (WHO) Director General, Dr.
Tedros Adhanom who is in Uganda to assess the Ebola situation.
President Museveni said that the government of neighbouring
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must also deal with the security situation
in the Eastern part of that country because the issue of security is one of the
contributing factors to the spread of the Ebola disease.
The WHO Director revealed that the efficacy of the Ebola vaccine
that was administered to the people that came in contact with Ebola victims, stands
at 97.8% success which, he said, is deemed as very good in combating the threat.
He commended Uganda for always being prepared to contain Ebola outbreak whenever it crosses from the DRC. He thanked President Museveni for his support and focus on Primary health care at village level.
Dr. Adhanom proposed to President Museveni the idea of training health educators at parish levels in Uganda to sensitize and teach people about basic primary health care.
He reiterated that this system was being used in Ethiopia and would go a long way to gradually help in reducing health costs.