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Ebola 


Pablo Garrigos/MSF
© Pablo Garrigos/ MSF

Ebola is one of the world’s most deadly diseases. It is a highly infectious virus that can kill up to 90 percent of the people who catch it, which causes huge fear amongst affected communities.   During the world’s largest outbreak of the disease, in West Africa in 2014, MSF medics were at the frontline of the response. Our teams admitted 10,310 patients to our Ebola management centres of which 5,201 were confirmed Ebola cases, representing one-third of all WHO-confirmed cases.  MSF is supporting the Ebola response through patient care in two Ebola Treatment Centres (ETC) in Beni and Goma, numerous decentralised isolation/transit centres, infection prevention and control activities (IPC), community-based surveillance, and implementation of a clinical study for a new Ebola vaccine. MSF’s main priorities are to provide timely health care to Ebola patients, ensure appropriate IPC standards in health care facilities and improve access and quality of primary and secondary health care services based on the assessment of needs of the local community. 

In all our projects, we are striving to put patients and communities first, engaging with the local community and working with existing health centres to identify needs and prioritise activities. In addition to integrated isolation and treatment facilities for suspect Ebola patients, MSF strengthens health care capacities, builds infrastructure for clean water, sanitation and hygiene, and invests in community outreach and health messaging in health centres all over the region.

 MORE ON THE HISTORY, CAUSES AND TREATMENT OF EBOLA


11/01/2023

End of Ebola in Uganda

The Ugandan Ministry of Health has today (11 January) declared the end of the seventh Ebola outbreak which started on 20 September 2022.

The 32-bed Ebola treatment centre near the Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda
13/12/2022

Ebola: Uganda’s outbreak response capacity boosted as MSF completes Ebola treatment centre in Kampala

Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF), has completed a new 32-bed Ebola treatment centre next to the capital’s Mulago National Referral Hospital

27/11/2022

Ebola: Health promotion is key

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are involved in supporting the Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) in Ebola case management and are carrying out health promotion, a major pillar in fighting the disease. Outreach activities take place in Mubende and Kasanda, where the first cases were identified this September, and in Kampala and Masaka.

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11/11/2022

Walk through an Ebola treatment centre in Uganda

Watch to see what an Ebola Treatment Centre looks like
MSF staff discuss the plans for a 39-bed Ebola Treatment Centre in Mubende [© MSF/Sam Taylor]
25/10/2022

What is MSF doing in Uganda, one month after the declaration of the Ebola epidemic?

As of October 23, 90 patients were confirmed with Ebola and 28 people were reported to have died from the disease

05/10/2022

Ebola in Uganda: Four things you need to know

The Ugandan Ministry of Health has confirmed 43 cases of Ebola and reported 29 deaths (nine confirmed deaths from the disease and 20 probable). MSF is working with the Ministry of Health to set up an initial emergency response to help stop the disease from spreading further.

At the ebola treatment unit in Mubende hospital, Uganda [© Augustin Westphal/MSF]
24/09/2022

Uganda: MSF responds to Ebola outbreak

MSF has set up treatment units in Mubende and Madudu 

14/05/2022

Ebola update – MSF support to the Ebola response in Mbandaka (Equateur)

Ebola epidemic was declared in the town of Mbandaka, the capital of Equateur province. Médecins Sans Frontières quickly sent a team to the area to assess the needs and support the Ministry of Health in the response.

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Ebola 


Pablo Garrigos/MSF
© Pablo Garrigos/ MSF

Ebola is one of the world’s most deadly diseases. It is a highly infectious virus that can kill up to 90 percent of the people who catch it, which causes huge fear amongst affected communities.   During the world’s largest outbreak of the disease, in West Africa in 2014, MSF medics were at the frontline of the response. Our teams admitted 10,310 patients to our Ebola management centres of which 5,201 were confirmed Ebola cases, representing one-third of all WHO-confirmed cases.  MSF is supporting the Ebola response through patient care in two Ebola Treatment Centres (ETC) in Beni and Goma, numerous decentralised isolation/transit centres, infection prevention and control activities (IPC), community-based surveillance, and implementation of a clinical study for a new Ebola vaccine. MSF’s main priorities are to provide timely health care to Ebola patients, ensure appropriate IPC standards in health care facilities and improve access and quality of primary and secondary health care services based on the assessment of needs of the local community. 

In all our projects, we are striving to put patients and communities first, engaging with the local community and working with existing health centres to identify needs and prioritise activities. In addition to integrated isolation and treatment facilities for suspect Ebola patients, MSF strengthens health care capacities, builds infrastructure for clean water, sanitation and hygiene, and invests in community outreach and health messaging in health centres all over the region.

 MORE ON THE HISTORY, CAUSES AND TREATMENT OF EBOLA