Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Uganda: Police Conducts Ebola Sensitisation in Kampala
7 August 2012
The Police have embarked on an anti-Ebola awareness drive within Kampala to restrain the spread of the deadly virus in the city.
The programme involves the dissemination of basic facts about the epidemic and aims to equip the masses with knowledge on how to avoid contracting the deadly disease.
According to the Kampala Extra Police spokesperson, Ibin Ssenkumbi, the campaign is to be conducted in Police stations in Kampala city and it will pass-on basic information about the epidemic like the symptoms and how to handle suspected patients.
"The awareness exercise is being conducted at Police Stations in Kampala city and is intended to enable the public to identify, handle and report any cases of Ebola," Ssenkumbi on Tuesday.
The exercise comes against the background of an Ebola outbreak in Kibaale district that has necessitated the entire nation to respond through preventive measures such as mass sensitisation on the epidemic.