THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Declaration of End of Ebola Outbreak in Uganda was in the middle of 2022, this brought about a lot of confusion and mistrust in travelers coming in uganda.By the time of confirmation the number of people infected where not many and this led to the government containing and locking down the districts that had Ebola.DECLARATION STATEMENT-END OF EBOLA OUTBREAK IN UGANDA
According to the ministry of health ,The outbreak was identified after an adult male, who later died, was managed at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital, and confirmed to have been infected with sudan Ebola virus disease.
The outbreak started in Mubende district and was confirmed on September 19th, 2022. It then spread to Kassanda, Kyegegwa, Kagadi,Bunyangabu, Wakiso, Jinja, Masaka, and Kampala districts. Outside the epicenter district (Mubende), secondary transmission took place in Kassanda, Wakiso, Kampala, Kyegegwa, and Jinja.
Also the statement in the statement confirmed that The source of this outbreak, like many others, is still not known. My Ministry
working with local and international partners continue to look for the most possible and proximal source of the current outbreak, and the reasons for the occurrence of Ebola outbreaks around the months of July to October.
The government of Uganda through the Ministry of Health and partners implemented several interventions which led to controlling the Ebola outbreak, a success we are celebrating today.
According to the minster of health the local people learnt the preventive measures as the guidelines were given to them, is lead to the slow spread of the virus in uganda.
Also the CDC published on their website “I commend the Government of Uganda, local health workers, and global public health partners who worked to end the country’s Ebola outbreak,” said CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H. “I also want to thank the CDC staff on the front lines in Uganda and around the world who worked countless hours to accelerate an end to the outbreak.”
“Our heartfelt sympathies are with the people who lost loved ones to this disease. CDC remains committed to partnering with the Ugandan Ministry of Health in support of survivor programs and in helping strengthen global preparedness and response capacities that can prevent or extinguish future Ebola outbreaks.”
CDC will continue to support the Ugandan Ministry of Health in continuing surveillance, infection prevention and control, and response activities to help ensure rapid detection and response to any future cases and outbreaks.