KAMPALA (Xinhua) --
Health experts from the east African region have
met in Uganda to devise a regional approach to the Ebola
outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
communications officer at the World Health Organization (WHO)
Uganda office, told Xinhua by telephone on Tuesday that the
experts will develop and review cross-border collaboration on
disease surveillance, emergency preparedness and response plans
to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.
The two-day meeting,
which has drawn experts from Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South
Sudan, Tanzania, Kenya and the DRC, started on Tuesday in
Entebbe, 40 km south of the capital Kampala.
WHO regional experts
met last Tuesday in the northwestern Ugandan district of Arua to
share information and best practices on preventing the spread of
Ebola virus from the DRC.
Uganda is on high
alert against Ebola and all travelers from the DRC are screened
before coming into the country.