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MOH receives 31 motorcycles, one thermo scanner from UNHCR

Health Minister Ms. Diana Aceng who received the donated motorcycles from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees representative on Thursday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

KAMPALA – The Ministry of Health (MOH) has on August 22 received 31 motorcycles and one thermo-scanner from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and UK Department for International Development (DFID-UK) to boost Uganda’s Ebola response.

According to the ministry, ambulances will be deployed in Arua, Kisoro and Kikuube districts for transportation of identified alerts and Ebola suspect cases to health faculties.

“The thermo-scanner will be stationed at the departure section at Entebbe International Airport to screen all travelers who are exiting the airport in order to protect them from any potential threats,” noted a statement from the ministry.

Adding that, “The motorcycles will be distributed in the refugee hosting districts; Yumbe, Arua, Adjumani, Moyo, Lamwo, Kikuube, Kiryandongo, Kamwenge, Kyegegwa, Isingiro, Koboko, Hoima and Ntoroko Districts.”

MOH has appreciated the support from UNHCR and DFID-UK towards the ebola preparedness and response activities.

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