President Museveni has met the World Health Organisation [WHO] Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who came to assess Uganda’s response to the current Ebola outbreak in Kasese District, Western Uganda.
At the Monday Entebbe State House meeting, Museveni and Tedros discussed the Ebola situation in Kasese District.
“We are in agreement that the situation has been contained although the public should stay vigilant and observe guidelines issued by health officials,” Museveni said.
Tedros also assured the president that the vaccine administered to those who had come in contact with the victims has a 97.8% success rate, which has helped contain the situation.
“I also agree with him about stepping up our primary health sensitisation drives across the country.”
Dr. Tedros made a stopover in Uganda while on his way from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where he visited the Ebola hotspots, Butembo and Katwa.
This is his third visit to Uganda since the Ebola outbreak was declared in August 2018 in DRC.
He was received by the Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng and her technical teams, Mrs Rosa Malango the UN Resident Representative, Dr Yonas Tegyn the WHO country Rep.