IGAD Calls for Swift Response to the Uganda Ebola Outbreak


DJIBOUTI - The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu is following the Ebola outbreak in Uganda with a lot of concern saying it’s a grave threat to public health and requires an effective response.

Dr. Workneh further called for a coordinated response from governments, regional and international organizations, the private sector, and civil society organizations for a swift response by providing the requisite capacity, and funding, and ensuring that there is an awareness raising to dispel misinformation.

The Executive Secretary appealed to the donors and other partners of IGAD to urgently support the Government of Uganda and the courageous efforts of the first responders who are dealing with the situation.

IGAD stands ready to work with the Government of Uganda and other stakeholders to develop a response plan.

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