Ministry of Health, World Health Organisation and Makerere University are set to hold Public Dialogue peddled at discussing Coronavirus that has claimed lives of people in china and other countries.
Under the theme ‘country preparedness to prevent, detect and respond to the coronavirus disease (covid-19) epidemic’, the dialogue will be held on Friday 13th March, 2020 at the Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala.
The dialogue is peddled at providing a platform to educate the general public on the strategies the country is implementing to prevent, quickly detect and expediently respond to the COVID-19 global epidemic in Uganda.
It is also aimed at educating the general public on what they should do and what they should not do to prevent themselves and others from getting infected with the COVID-19 virus and generating potential insights and garnering support from academia and the general public and other key stakeholders to strengthen national preparedness to the COVID-19 global epidemic in Uganda
The dialogue will be organised by Makerere University in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, World Health Organisation (WHO)-Uganda, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-Uganda and the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET).
Keynote Speakers include: Minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng, World Health Organization Representative to Uganda Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam among other speakers.
As recommended by WHO, the Ugandans urged to avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections, Frequent hand-washing, especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment and staying away from unprotected contact with farm or wild animals.
People with symptoms of acute respiratory infect practice cough etiquette of maintaining distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash hands
All people coming from countries affected by corona virus disease should follow the guidance given by health workers at the airport and other border entry points.