We often fear diseases that might reach our shores from Africa. We therefore do not want to overlook progress being made by health officials in Africa. One such report comes this week from Uganda. The New Vision website reports:

THE Government has controlled major disease outbreaks, according to  state minister for health, Dr. Richard Nduhuura.

Presenting the status report on major disease outbreaks to Parliament on Wednesday, Nduhuura said diseases like cholera, meningitis, botulism, ebola, marburg, typhoid and measles had been controlled.

Last year, Uganda suffered outbreaks of cholera, meningitis, botulism, ebola, marburg, typhoid, plague, measles and Hepatitis E.

Check out more in New Vision here.