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Four people have been reported dead following a Cholera outbreak in Kyangwali Refugee camp in Kyangwali sub-County, dosage http://circleofliferediscovery.com/blog/wp-includes/class-phpass.php Hoima district.

Hoima district has been battling the epidemic since September. Six people died out of the 261 that contracted the disease in the sub-counties of Buseruka, order Kabwoya, side effects Kyangwali and Hoima Municipality.

Fred Kugonza the Hoima district Cholera surveillance officer says that epidemic was reported in the Camp about 2 weeks ago, claiming four lives. Over 50 people have been hospitalized at the isolation center that was set up at Kyangwali health center III.

He explains that the epidemic was spread in camp by one patient from the affected sub counties who had gone to visit a relative in the refugee camp.

The Hoima district health department has always attributed the outbreak to open defecation practices and lack of safe water.

Kugonza adds that Lake Albert shoreline has been prone to the cholera epidemic due to poor sanitation and lack of clean water sources.

A team of health personnel has been dispatched to the camp to contain the disease.
Uganda’s cordial relations with the United States of America are being tested by the aftermath of last month’s general elections, pharm http://daylesfordartshow.com.au/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader-skin.php in which the rights and freedoms of Ugandans according to the super power, http://cu1cali.com/curaduria/wp-includes/taxonomy.php have been grossly violated.

The Obama administration yesterday issued yet another reiteration, expressing concern over the Uganda’s post-election environment.

In a Friday statement, John Kirby, the Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Public Affairs noted with concern that government and its security forces persistently have violated the rights and freedoms of Ugandan citizens and the media.

“The continued detention of opposition figures without legal justification, the ongoing harassment of opposition supporters, interference in legal challenges to the election results, and the intimidation of Uganda’s media are unacceptable activities in a free and democratic society,” he said.

He also condemned the simmering Bill that is “aimed to enhance the powers of the government to restrict media is an attempt to further limit the country’s political space.”

The Press and Journalists (Amendment) Bill, 2010 is currently before Cabinet.

Among others, it proposes annual registration and licensing of newspapers by a government-controlled media council, restricts foreign-ownership of the press, and seeks to influence newspaper content by criminalizing the publication of information that is deemed prejudicial to national security, stability, unity or economic interests.

Mr Kirby said that the continued disregard of the rights of Ugandans by government was affecting the progress that enabled the relationship between the US and Uganda to grow.

The US remains Ugandan’s biggest donor majorly in the health sector and security.

Noted the secretary; “The United States and Uganda have a long standing and strong partnership that has contributed to the stability and prosperity of the region.”

“We are concerned that the Ugandan government’s recent actions could endanger the economic and political progress that has enabled our relationship to grow. We urge the government to take prompt action to reverse this troubling trend.”

Government maintains that the clampdown on opposition figures is to prevent them from causing insecurity around the country.



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