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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ebola Viral Hemorrhagic Disease Outbreak in West Africa- Lessons from Uganda - African Health Sciences Vol.14 No.3

Today we are featuring African Health Sciences vol. 14 no. 3.

This issue includes "Ebola Viral Hemorrhagic Disease Outbreak in West Africa- Lessons from Uganda" by Mbonye et al. Since March of 2014, the Ebola viral hemorrhagic disease has been rapidly spreading throughout Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, West Africa. The purpose of this study is to generate a better overall understanding of the disease and to further prevent contraction by comparing and contrasting this large-scale outbreak to similar outbreaks that occurred in Uganda. It is suggested that the reason for the rapid spread of Ebola in West Africa is because of the lack of understanding of the epidemic within the communities, as well as a lack of experience of healthcare workers in treating this deadly virus. The main objective of this article is to share the Uganda's experience in containing and treating Ebola in hopes lessons can be learned within West Africa. 

What was learned about Ebola viral hemorrhagic disease in Uganda was that the overall success in containing this virus was due to strong political support, effective coordination through both national, and district task forces. In addition to strong political support, success was due to a strong and active community support system, efficient resources within the community, and strong support from development partners who shared responsibility in committing the resources needed.

In summary, West African countries that are experiencing outbreaks can learn and take from Uganda's experiences in hopes of proper and effective treatment. 

For this article and others from this issue, click here.

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