Uganda MoH Acknowledges Walimu's Role in Containing Marburg Outbreak

The Honorable Sarah Opendi, Minster of State for Health (General Duties), acknowledged the role of Walimu in responding to the recent outbreak of Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever in Kween, Eastern Uganda. Walimu provided technical assistance and training to frontline health workers, supporting the efforts of a multitude of local and international partners. Those named included village health teams and district health authorities in Kapchorwa and Kween, as well as the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCL Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United States Agency or lnternational Development (USAID), European Union, Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS), World Vision Uganda, the lnfectious Diseases Institute (IDI), African Fleld Epldemiotogy Network (AFENET) FHl360, JMEDICC, and the media.