Laroker P'Okot the chairperson of the Acholi community in the diaspora says that accountability for the money has not been made. Laroker explains that in May, Michael Lakony, the Amuru LCV Chairperson wrote to them seeking for more financial support. He, however, says that they halted further donations until accountability is made.
During a meeting held at Bwera Hospital in Mpondwe-Lhubiriha Town Council on Wednesday, Tshapenda argued that DRC has developed expertise and experience in managing Ebola and thus it was within the best interest of the patients to be repatriated to the DRC. Tshapenda says the patients will have an opportunity to receive treatment from their specialized unit at Beni which has a capacity of 60 patients.
Open defecation is still a challenge in Moroto district with only 15.6% pit latrine coverage, according to the district health report, 2017. This has left cases of diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid, cholera and other sanitation related diseases high in the district.
Dr. Nabukalu says 49 of these have since undergone surgical repairs and have successfully healed of their conditions. This brings to over 5,300 fistula repairs that have been conducted at the hospital since the project started in 1988.
According to the announcement on the WHO tweet feed, the two new confirmed cases are relatives of the five-year-old boy- a Ugandan national who was the first case to be confirmed in the country. According to WHO, the five-year-old boy passed away last night.
It is alleged that John Okwonga, defiled his niece and impregnated her, while at his home in Laroo Division, Gulu Municipality, in March this year. The minor’s mother filed a case of aggravated defilement on May 30, 2019, at Gulu Central Police Station.
Edward Kabuye, the Masaka hospital principal administrator says that the new complex will house at least 40 senior staff. He says that the hospital secured 9.6 billion shillings from government for construction.
So far eight people who had contact with the boy are under surveillance. The Ministry of Health and WHO have dispatched a Rapid Response Team to Kasese to identify other people who may be at risk, and ensure they are monitored and provided with care if they also become ill. People who have been in contact with someone with the disease are offered vaccine and asked to monitor their health for 21 days to ensure they do not become ill as well.