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Updated in EWS Jun 17, 2020
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The present intervention concerns the Emergency Assistance to Support the National Ebola Viral Disease Preparedness and Response Plan. It aims to contribute to the reduction of EVD related morbidity and mortality in the affected area and prevent transmission to new areas in the country. The Bank will contribute USD 1million (One million United Sates Dollars) in response to the request of the Government of Uganda to provide critical emergency support to EVD response activities. The response will be implemented by the WHO underoverall leadership of the Ministry of Health and district local governments, with the support of other partners. The operation will be implemented in 10 high-risk districts along the border with DRC that experience a lot of people movements from DRC and also in the central vulnerable districts of Kampala and Wakiso. It comprises three components, namely: (i) management of suspected and confirmed EVD cases in Uganda (ii) detection and response to EVD alerts strengthened and (iii) EVD Readiness at National and in High Risk Districts strengthened.
The objectives of the emergency assistance operation are to: (i) stop transmission of Ebola infection in Uganda within two generations of transmission and prevent new outbreaks in non-affected areas, (ii) minimize morbidity and mortality due to Ebola and (iii) facilitate effective national and international health sector coordination of the Ebola response.
The beneficiaries of the operation are the vulnerable populations in the affected districts.
OGWANG Peter Lawrence
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