By Kampala Post Reporter
President Yoweri Museveni says Government of Uganda is containing Ebola just like it has been able to control terrorism over the years.
The President was on Monday meeting World Health Organization (WHO) Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom at State House, Entebbe. The WHO Director General is in Uganda to assess the Ebola situation.
President Museveni stressed the urgent need for the government of the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to deal with the security situation in the Eastern part. He noted that the issue of security is one of the contributing factors to the spread of the Ebola disease.
Meanwhile, the WHO Director General revealed that the efficacy of the Ebola vaccine administered to the people that came in contact with Ebola victims stands at 97.8% success which, he said, is deemed as very good in combating the threat.
He commended Uganda for always being prepared to contain Ebola outbreak whenever it crosses from the DRC. Dr. Tedros thanked President Museveni for his support and focus on Primary health care at the village level.
He proposed to President Museveni the idea of training health educators at parish levels, to sensitize and teach people about basic primary health care, revealing that the system was being used in Ethiopia and would go a long way in reducing health costs.