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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Hillary Clinton’s messianic entry into Uganda amidst the politics of Ebola scare: US’ Hillary starts Africa tour, here in Uganda tomorrow: Washington says Ms Clinton’s meeting with Museveni on Friday will focus on regional security, human rights and democracy: Oh! Really




All this gives the lie to the claim by many in the Western media that the nations of Africa are "FAILED STATES" - the plain implication of such a statement being that these nations are "FAILED STATES" BECAUSE THE BLACKS OF AFRICA ARE A "FAILED PEOPLE" - as Gary North and other Christian evangelicals would have people to believe. But the fact is, these states are "failed states" because the West - and most particularly, the United States - have very purposefully and deliberately created the conditions to collapse them as states. Moreover, the fact that these states are ruled over by brutal THUGS is true precisely and only because the West has installed these THUGS in power to do their bidding - people such as Mobutu Sese Seko - and assassinated all those who would have aligned Africa in the interests of the African people - leaders such as Patrice Lumumba. S,R. Shearer


"The destruction of the Congo says much more about the West [and particularly the United States] than it does about the Central African country. IT REVEALS MOST CLEARLY THAT THE WEST [AND MOST PARTICULARLY THE UNITED STATES] IS LARGELY A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE, THE PROSPERITY OF WHICH IS BASED ON THE GENOCIDE OF THIRD WORLD PEOPLE AND THE THEFT OF THEIR RESOURCES. The Congo is perhaps the worst example of this but the West has followed the same policy in Asia, Africa and Latin America for centuries. IN THIS SENSE, WESTERN COUNTRIES CAN BE SEEN AS A MURDEROUS MAFIA LED BY THEIR GODFATHER THE UNITED STATES … FOR WHICH NO AMOUNT OF BLOOD AND WEALTH IS ENOUGH." S,R. Shearer


THE AFRICAN PEOPLE ARE TREATED AS "GUINEA
PIGS" BY U.S. AND WESTERN DRUG COMPANIES

Still, the myth continues to exist - SPECIFICALLY, THAT THE NATIONS OF AFRICA ARE "FAILED STATES" BECAUSE THE PEOPLE OF AFRICA ARE A "FAILED PEOPLE."

And just how deeply this mindset has embedded itself in the thinking of the white elites is revealed in the fact that multinational drug companies think nothing of using the people of Africa as "guinea pigs" in drug trials that would have never been permitted in the West, and most especially in the United States. Indeed, there's a lot more to Jeremy Laurance's film The Constant Gardener than many in the West are prepared to admit. S,R. Shearer

My analysis

Hillary Clintons’s African tour has nothing to do with regional security, human rights and democracy

Hillary Clinton’s African tour has nothing to do with human rights and democracy. It has to do with strengthening the monopolistic control of DR Congo mineral wealth by the US and her allies  amidst the current ‘confusion’ in the DR Congo. The USA wants to look as a solver of the crisis in DR Congo, yet the truth is that it wants the confusion in DR Congo to Continue so that American and European companies continue to loot Congo un bothered. They will also discuss how the  USA slave states i.e. Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi can help the US to keep its tight grip over the great lakes region and specifically Congo despite the fact that some of them like Rwanda had been greatly exposed.

CHRISTIANS IN AFRICA: AWAKE! America and the American Church Are Not Your Friends

http://www.antipasministries.com/html/file0000234.htm

THE THIRD WORLD AS A MODEL FOR THE NEW WORLD ORDER

http://www.antipasministries.com/html/file0000156.htm

Uganda denies aiding Congo rebel fighters : If you look just a little bit more carefully, it is very easy to see the lies that drive the American New World Order System



Hillary jets in to meet Museveni over the worsening security situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: oh! Really

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2012/07/hillary-jets-in-to-meet-museveni-over.html

 

When creators of the problem look like solvers of the problem

This American New world order imperialistic system thrives on confusion, mind control and disinformation. It is surprising that despite the reports of increased ebola infections in the Ugandan media, there is no travel ban issued and Hillary Clinton has not canceled her African tour. These guys know exactly what they are doing, the whole Ebola scare is  under their control. They are just doing a few tests and as usual once they done, they will tell us, that they have put the situation under control.

12 new Ebola cases reported in Kibaale

http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/12+new+Ebola+cases+reported+in+Kibaale/-/688334/1467994/-/119aokwz/-/index.html

No travel ban to Ebola affected areas – Govt

http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/633646-no-travel-ban-to-ebola-affected-areas---govt.html

Uganda hosts global meeting on nodding disease

http://www.newstimeafrica.com/archives/27391

Destructing us from Hillary Clinton’s Meeting with Museveni to discuss the next strategy to enhance US control of DR Congo Mineral Resources: Uganda bans physical contact as Ebola reaches Kampala business district

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2012/07/destructing-us-from-hillary-clintons_7815.html

The purpose of this Ebola scare is to make America look like the Messiah of the world. Remember that under this American New world system, the creators of the problem disguise as the solvers and solutions of the problem. They also use the Ebola scare to protect their dictatorial client(slave) regimes like the ones in Uganda. You remember that Ebola broke out in Uganda at the peak of the  walk to work protests last year. During the walk to work protest in Uganda last year, the true colors of Museveni’s brutal regimes came out clearly despite his protection by the USA for a long time. So, the Ebola out break was used  to distract the masses and the world from the protests in order  to portray the regime as one interested in the lives of the masses. 

Uganda walk-to-work protests kick up dust  (28 April 2011)

Uganda's 'Walk To Work' Protests Will Continue, says Activist (16 April 2011)

www.voanews.com/content/article/157909.html

Uganda: Understanding the walk to work protest | Insight on Conflict

(May 13 2011)



Deadly Crackdown on Uganda's Walk-to-Work Protests - TIME (23 Apr 2011)

www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2067136,00.html

 Luweero Ebola victim frequented forest(Monday,16thMay,2011)

http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/12/754951

Bombo sets up Ebola isolation ward (Tuesday, 17th May, 2011)

http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/13/754999

Two more Ebola cases detected (Friday, 20th May, 2011)

http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/12/755265

Besigye Admitted in Nairobi hospital (Saturday, April 30  2011)

http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/-/688334/1153322/-/c25ci2z/-/index.html

‘Born again’ State security agent from Pastor Kayanja's church tortures Uganda opposition leader during arrest (Friday, 29 April 2011)

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2011/05/luweero-ebola-victim-frequented-forest.html

 

Hillary Clinton in Uganda

http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/633694-hillary-clinton-arrives-in-uganda-tonight.html

Publish Date: Aug 02, 2012

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Uganda and will spend a night in the capital, Kampala before a visit to the world's newest nation South Sudan, locked in a crippling border and oil dispute with Sudan.

She flew out of Senegal on Thursday headed for Uganda.

Her 11-day tour of seven African nations focuses on President Barack Obama's new Africa strategy of promoting development by stimulating economic growth, advancing peace and security and strengthening democracy.

In Senegal, Clinton hailed the West African nation as an example that "democracy can prosper on the continent".

She said she had a "productive, comprehensive" discussion with President Macky Sall.

"I want to thank him for taking time to discuss a number of issues - economic issues, regional, security issues, issues that the United States is very committed to assisting Senegal on addressing."

Clinton will spend one night in Kampala, the Ugandan capital which has been hit for the first time. She then visits South Sudan, which celebrated its first anniversary on July 9 and where she will meet with President Salva Kiir.

The world's newest nation, in whose birth the United States played a major part, has yet to agree on its border with the rump state of Sudan and settle a crippling dispute on oil revenues.

The UN Security Council has given the two states, who this year came close to all-out war, until Thursday to reach a peace deal or face sanctions.

"We are encouraging both sides, South Sudan and Sudan, to effectively negotiate the differences between them," said a high-ranking official from the state department.

"Both countries are in a non-work spiral as a result of their political differences and as the result of the cut-off in oil... Our desire is to see all of these issues negotiated out."

Clinton will also visit Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and finish her trip by attending the state funeral of Ghana's late president John Atta Mills on August 10.
AFP

Clinton heads to Ebola-stricken Uganda, S. Sudan


US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flew out of Senegal Thursday and headed to Uganda before a visit the world's newest nation South Sudan, locked in a crippling border and oil dispute with Sudan.

Her 11-day tour of seven African nations focuses on President Barack Obama's new Africa strategy of promoting development by stimulating economic growth, advancing peace and security and strengthening democracy.

In Senegal, Clinton hailed the west African nation as an example that "democracy can prosper on the continent".

She said she had a "productive, comprehensive" discussion with President Macky Sall.

"I want to thank him for taking time to discuss a number of issues - economic issues, regional, security issues, issues that the United States is very committed to assisting Senegal on addressing."

Clinton will spend one night in Kampala, the Ugandan capital which has been hit for the first time by an Ebola outbreak -- one of the world's most virulent diseases -- that has already killed 15 people nationwide.

She then visits South Sudan, which celebrated its first anniversary on July 9 and where she will meet with President Salva Kiir.

The world's newest nation, in whose birth the United States played a major part, has yet to agree on its border with the rump state of Sudan and settle a crippling dispute on oil revenues.

The UN Security Council has given the two states, who this year came close to all-out war, until Thursday to reach a peace deal or face sanctions.

"We are encouraging both sides, South Sudan and Sudan, to effectively negotiate the differences between them," said a high-ranking official from the state department.

"Both countries are in a non-work spiral as a result of their political differences and as the result of the cut-off in oil... Our desire is to see all of these issues negotiated out."

Clinton will also visit Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and finish her trip by attending the state funeral of Ghana's late president John Atta Mills on August 10.

 

Clinton arrives in Ebola-stricken Uganda

http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/clinton-arrives-in-ebola-stricken-uganda-1.1355348#.UCIzSFJheCk

Kampala, Uganda -
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived Thursday in the Ugandan capital Kampala, which has been hit by an Ebola outbreak and where she will spend one night before heading to South Sudan.

Clinton will hold security talks with the leaders of both nations, the second and third stops on her 11-day tour of seven African nations.

South Sudan, the world's newest nation, celebrated its first anniversary on July 9, and the United States played a major part in its birth.

Clinton will meet with President Salva Kiir, whose government has yet to agree on its border with the rump state of Sudan and settle a crippling dispute on oil revenues.

The UN Security Council has given the two countries, which this year came close to all-out war, until Thursday to reach a peace deal or face sanctions.

“We are encouraging both sides, South Sudan and Sudan, to effectively negotiate the differences between them,” said a high-ranking official from the State Department.

“Both countries are in a non-work spiral as a result of their political differences and as the result of the cut-off in oil... Our desire is to see all of these issues negotiated out.”

“In addition to showing our continued support, the Secretary will express our continue concern about the lack of movement in the resolution of the key issues that divide the two countries,” the official said.

“These issues are oil and revenue sharing, citizenship, a disputed border,” the official said. “Both countries are experiencing economic dislocation.”

On her return from South Sudan, Clinton will pass back through Uganda, where topics on the agenda will likely include the bloody rebellion by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and its chief Joseph Kony, wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

She will visit a military base in Uganda where she will be briefed about the hunt for Kony and efforts to fight the Shebab Islamist militants in Somalia.

Kampala is also in the midst of dealing with an outbreak of Ebola - one of the world's most virulent diseases - that has already killed 15 people nationwide.

Clinton's tour is focused on President Barack Obama's new Africa strategy of promoting development by stimulating economic growth, advancing peace and security and strengthening democracy.

On the first stop of her tour, in Senegal, Clinton Ä who has now visited 104 countries as secretary of state, more than any predecessor Ä hailed the west African nation as an example that “democracy can prosper on the continent”.

She said she had a “productive, comprehensive” discussion with President Macky Sall.
“I want to thank him for taking time to discuss a number of issues - economic issues, regional, security issues, issues that the United States is very committed to assisting Senegal on addressing.”

Clinton will also visit Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and finish her trip by attending the state funeral of Ghana's late president John Atta Mills on August 10. - Sapa-AFP

US’ Hillary starts Africa tour, here tomorrow:

http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/US++Hillary+starts+Africa+tour++here+tomorrow/-/688334/1468026/-/90gurtz/-/index.html

By TABU BUTAGIRA


Posted  Wednesday, August 1  2012 at  01:00

In Summary
Washington says Ms Clinton’s meeting with Museveni on Friday will focus on regional security, human rights and democracy. It remains unclear if she will meet opposition politicians.

The US Secretary of State, Ms Hillary Rodham Clinton, yesterday began a 10-day tour in six African nations, with an eye on strengthening America’s partnership on security, democracy and promotion of human rights.

Department of State spokesperson Victoria Nuland said in a statement that the topmost US diplomat will be in Kampala to, among other things, meet President Museveni, after trips to Senegal and South Sudan.

“In Uganda, the Secretary meets with President Museveni to encourage strengthening of democratic institutions and human rights, while also reinforcing Uganda as a key US partner in promoting regional security, particularly in regard to Somalia and in regional efforts to counter the Lord’s Resistance Army,” the official announcement read in part.

Ms Clinton is expected in the country tomorrow evening; she will spend Friday here, meet President Museveni before flying to Nairobi the next day.

Matters to discuss
Sunday Monitor broke news of her visit in its July 29 edition, reporting, as now confirmed by Washington that the secretary and Mr Museveni will, among other things, discuss the dicey political transition in Somalia.

The mandate of the President Sheikh Ahmed Shariff-headed Transitional Federal Government (TFG), anchoring on the shoulders of the AU peace-keeping force (AMISOM) in which UPDF has the largest contingent, lapses by August 20.

In yesterday’s statement, spokesperson Nuland said Ms Clinton will highlight US support in the fight against HIV/Aids, whose spread --- after years of successive decline --- is again on the increase in Uganda.

The purpose of the secretary’s trip is to emphasise US policy commitments outlined in the Presidential Policy Directive - to strengthen democratic institutions, spur economic growth, advance peace and security as well as promote opportunity and development for all citizens.

The former US president Bill Clinton was here two weeks ago to oversee his Foundation’s work.....
In his landmark July 11, 2009 speech in Accra, Ghana, President Barack Obama, who called for US partnership with Africa for “transformational change”, said democracy, opportunity, health, and the peaceful resolution of conflict are critical to the continent’s future and prosperity.

tbutagira@ug.nationmedia.com

Chinese influence key to Clinton's Africa agenda


July 31, 2012 10:42 AM

(AP) WASHINGTON - Growing security threats from Islamist militants and China's increasing influence throughout Africa are topping the agenda as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton begins an 11-day swing around the continent.

Clinton departs Tuesday for her latest marathon overseas journey, which will take her to at least six African nations, including the world's newest country, South Sudan, as well as Uganda, Kenya, Malawi and South Africa.

She will start the tour in Senegal, where U.S. officials say she will give a speech warning African states about the potential perils of Chinese investment, which many development experts claim enriches China at Africa's expense. She will say that proper development will blunt the appeal of extremist groups that are gaining power in Nigeria and Mali and still threaten Somalia.

Without mentioning China by name, Clinton will urge African leaders to carefully consider projects proposed by foreign countries that do not demand complete accountability and may encourage corruption to the detriment of the people of some of the world's most impoverished nations, according to the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to preview the speech.

The United States is increasingly concerned about China's growing interest in Africa, the result of its massive demand for energy and natural resources to fuel its exploding economy. U.S. officials, including Clinton, have in the past expressed deep reservations that China is exploiting Africa's raw materials without regard for human rights and democratic principles.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement that Clinton will use the speech in Dakar to laud Senegal's democracy and "highlight America's approach to partnership" across Africa.

Other officials said she would call on Africa's elites and peoples to recognize that their best chances for achieving good governance and better living standards lie with cooperation with responsible partners, like the U.S.

From Senegal, Clinton will traverse the continent to visit South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya.

In South Sudan, she will congratulate leaders on the anniversary of the creation of their country after it split with Sudan. But she also will stress the need for the nascent state to make "progress in negotiations with Sudan to reach agreement on issues related to security, oil and citizenship."

Worsening relations between Juba and Khartoum have threatened to re-ignite what had been Africa's longest-running civil war when it ended with a historic peace treaty in 2005. Clinton will be visiting as the United Nations debates possible new measures to ease unresolved tensions that have risen steadily since South Sudan became independent.

In Uganda, where the U.S. recently has deployed a small number of special forces troops to help African militaries combat the brutal Lord's Resistance Army of Joseph Kony, Clinton will return to the security theme.

She will highlight the fact that Uganda is a "key U.S. partner" in regional security efforts and note that American troops are also training Ugandan soldiers, who make up the biggest contingent of an African Union force operating in Somalia to help defend the largely powerless government there from Islamic militants.

Clinton is also expected to raise human rights issues, particularly those related to the gay and lesbian communities in Uganda, which have come under increasing attack from conservative religious figures and lawmakers.

From Uganda, Clinton will travel to Kenya, where in addition to urging Kenyan leaders to hold peaceful, free and fair national elections in 2013, she will also meet Somali officials and underscore U.S. support for completing a planned political transition later in August.

After a brief stop in Malawi, Clinton then heads to South Africa, where she will continue a strategic dialogue with South African officials, promote U.S. business in the country and pay her respects to former President Nelson Mandela, who recently celebrated his 94th birthday.

Uganda hosts global meeting on nodding disease

http://www.newstimeafrica.com/archives/27391

By Paschal B Bagonza

The first international scientific meeting on Nodding Syndrome has opened in Uganda’s capital Kampala, attracting over 100 experts. The four-day meeting will see experts from around the world discuss and find a way forward on a number of issues including a standardised way to define cases of Nodding Syndrome (NS); whether NS is syndrome or a diseases and the association that seems to exist between Onchocerciasis and NS. This is the first time that scientists, researchers, policy makers and stakeholders have gathered to review the current knowledge on NS, identify critical research needs and develop plans for its management .

The experts are from the U.S Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), Non-Governmental Organisations and local doctors. They are holding discussions around the disease to try and trigger the first discovery of the cure or vaccine. Nodding disease broke out in 2003 and has registered an estimated 3,502 cases to date in the northern districts of Lamwo, Gulu, Oyam, Pader, Amuru, Kitgum and Lira. The meetings are expected to review findings from research already completed by CDC Uganda before agreeing on key strategies to be implemented to address the problem.

Uganda’s minister of health Dr. Christine Ondoa opened the meeting and called on the over 100 scientists to urgently “harmonise the case definition for NS” which is critical to ongoing surveillance and treatment efforts. She urged the participants to define the key interventions for treatment of NS and to establish a research framework for the syndrome. Dr. Ondoa reported that the health ministry of Health was notified about the NS in Northern Uganda in August 2009 and initially attributed the problem to posttraumatic stress disorders as the region was recovering from a long civil war.

Six adjacent districts in South Sudan have continued to report new cases of the syndrome, although the actual burden is not known. In Liberia and Tanzania, an unusually high prevalence of the disease among children remains not well documented. Surveillance among neighbouring districts has been strengthened.  Dr Ondoa said the ministry has established three screening and treatment centers in the most affected districts. Dr Ondoa noted that the ministry also conducts screening and treatment outreach programmes to areas that are distant from the health facilities.

WHO Country Representative Dr Joaquim Saweka noted that the Nodding Syndrome does not occur in isolation, other diseases and conditions including Malaria, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, among others, do not spare the communities affected by the NS. Dr Saweka said: “WHO insists that the response to Nodding Syndrome needs to be integrated and looked at within the context of the health systems….. We need to strengthen the health systems generally to handle the common diseases and conditions in the country, which will include the Nodding Syndrome.”

The CDCUganda Country Director Dr. Tadesse Wuhib reported that his organisation has deployed three multidisciplinary teams in Northern Uganda have made tremendous progress in the NS investigations. Nodding disease dates as far back as 1962 when several children with attacks of “nodding head” were registered in Mahenge village in southern Tanzania. Eighteen years later, it was reported in Sudan. In 2008, the disease was reported in northern Uganda, affecting children between the age of two and 15. A child with nodding disease becomes stunted mentally and physically. The disease has claimed a number of lives in northern Uganda.


12 new Ebola cases reported in Kibaale

http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/12+new+Ebola+cases+reported+in+Kibaale/-/688334/1467994/-/119aokwz/-/index.html

By Felix Basiime, Francis Mugerwa Alfred Tumushabe & Agatha Ayebazibwe

Posted  Wednesday, August 1  2012 at  01:00

KAMPALA/KIBAALE.
The number of people infected with Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Kibaale rose from 7 to 19 yesterday although no new deaths had been reported by press time, according to the Ministry of Health.

In Mbarara, Dr George Upenytho, the executive director of the regional referral Hospital, said they were handling a suspected case of Ebola whose blood samples had been sent to Kampala awaiting confirmation.

In Ntungamo, the district health officer, Mr Bernard Bamuturaki, said they were treating five deaths in the area with suspicion but could not confirm that they were as a result of Ebola.

The 12 new cases confirmed yesterday were all admitted to an isolation ward at Kagadi Hospital as health workers tried to contain the outbreak of the deadly disease. Dr Dan Kyamanywa, the Kibaale District health officer, said those newly admitted to hospital are from Burora, Bwikara, Kyaterekera, and Muhurro sub-counties as well as Kagadi Town Council. “They are in an isolation ward at Kagadi Hospital,” Dr Kyamanywa said. “They have received treatment and we can see some progress.”

The new cases reported yesterday raise the cumulative total of those infected to 33, including 14 who have died since the outbreak of the disease three weeks ago. Only three of the dead, however, were confirmed to have died of the disease.

If the cases in Mbarara and Ntungamo are confirmed, it would raise the death toll, the number of those infected, and the geographical extent of the outbreak which has so far been limited to Kibaale and a patient who was transported to Mulago Hospital in Kampala where they died.

In a related development, another health worker at Muhorro Health Centre III, Ms Margret Asaba, has been confirmed to have contracted the disease and is under treatment at Kagadi Hospital. Health officials have urged the public to minimise physical contact and report cases of people with Ebola-like symptoms. In a statement issued on Sunday, the World Health Organisation said the matter was under control and advised governments not to issue travel advisories against Uganda.

The health ministry yesterday said 16 samples had been collected from people suspected of having the disease for analysis while surveillance continues. “The Ministry of Health surveillance team in Kibaale District is actively and closely following up to 40 people who are suspected to have got into contact with the dead,” the statement issued by Dr. Dennis Lwamafa said. “These contacts have not shown any signs of the disease but will be monitored for 21 days. After 21 days, they will be declared Ebola-free.”

Fear factor
Meanwhile, the admission of patients suspected to be infected with the Ebola hemorrhagic fever to Kagadi Hospital has forced other patients to flee from the facility. Reports from Kibaale indicate that the hospital has, since the Ebola outbreak, not received any patients with non-related ailments.

Mr Steven Byarugaba, the chairperson of the district Ebola taskforce, said patients admitted to the hospital when an isolation ward was set up to accommodate those suspected of suffering from Ebola have since abandoned the hospital.

People in neighbouring areas have also fled. “Several families including mine have been relocated to other sub-counties,” said Mr Robert Kyamanywa, who heads an NGO in Nyamarunda Sub-county, where Ebola was first confirmed last week.

The outbreak of the disease has also forced the closure of more than 200 schools in the district ahead of the official closing date, Friday. “After consultation with district leaders and relevant medical officials, we have closed schools in the counties of Buyaga East, Buyaga West and Buyanja,” the district education officer John Kyaboona told Daily Monitor on Monday. He said the closure is a precautionary measure to prevent a possibility of massive infections given the fact that Ebola is highly infectious.
editorial@ug.nationmedia.com

No travel ban to Ebola affected areas – Govt

http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/633646-no-travel-ban-to-ebola-affected-areas---govt.html

Publish Date: Aug 01, 2012

By John Odyek
Health minister Dr. Christine Ondoa has said the government has not imposed a travel ban in the districts affected by Ebola virus.

“The Ebola virus is a self- limiting disease. It can wipe out a family or a village when there are no more people to infect, it dies down. Isolation is the solution and it will contain it,” Ondoa told Parliament. She was presenting a statement on the status of the Ebola virus out- break in Uganda.

The ministry of health declared an outbreak of Ebola in Kibaale district on Saturday after receiving confirmatory results from the Uganda Virus Research Institute that the deadly disease that had killed 14 people in the district was Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Sudan strain.

Ondoa said a national task coordinated by the ministry of health and the inter-ministerial task forces coordinated by the Office of the Prime minister have been reactivated to tackle the Ebola epidemic.

She added that an ambulance equipped with protective gear has been sent to Kibaale to transport Ebola patients and to transport the dead for burial. She said the National Medical Stores has been directed to provide necessary medicines and logistics to affected districts.

She appealed to MPs to set up strong legislations and an emergency fund to handle emergencies like Ebola. She said medical workers who die in the line of duty should be recognized and their families supported.

Ondoa said on average between 20% to 58% of vacancies for health workers were filled country wide and there was need to fill more vacancies to meet the increasing health challenges of the population.

Lyndah Timbigamba Kyenjojo district woman MP said health workers were running away from Kibaale district and some residents were on the run.

Dr. Sam Okuonzi Vurra county MP urged the government to improve the management of panic in the affected and neighbouring districts. “Public awareness is necessary to address fear among the population. People can be stopped from boarding buses, traveling, going into public places. People will be running around the country, people will be refused to enter churches if there is no public education,” Okuonzi stressed.