Ugandan Ebola Specialist to Assist Wider African Region

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Dr. Monica Musenero, a Ugandan field epidemiologist, has received praise for her vital role in combating the Ebola epidemic on a national scale. Acknowledging her expertise and the effectiveness of her approach, the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) has designated her as a key resource for the wider African continent.

Dealing with Ebola: Uganda’s Success Story

Many African nations face challenges in managing Ebola outbreaks. Amidst this turbulent landscape, Uganda’s relatively successful containment and management of the disease stand out. At the center of this success is Dr. Musenero, whose strategic direction and implementation of disease control measures have resulted in significant progress. Her success now positions her as a consultant who can provide support and guidance to other African countries struggling with the virus.

Dr. Musenero: A Beacon of Hope

Dr. Musenero’s anticipated role involves assisting other African nations in strengthening their response capabilities to control and prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. Her invaluable experience and proven success in Uganda will be utilized to foster stronger continental resilience against the virus. The African Field Epidemiology Network is optimistic that her involvement will pave the way for a more effective and unified approach to combating Ebola across the continent.

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On a related note, a job posting has been announced for an Advanced Subject Matter Expert to oversee surveillance aspects of a large USAID-funded Global Health Security (GHS) project. The position entails developing and implementing policies and procedures, leading the day-to-day technical and operational aspects of projects, and ensuring high-quality service delivery of surveillance activities. The expected salary range for this role is $70,000 – $160,000.

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Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health of Iran is preparing to introduce new vaccines into the national immunization schedule. The World Health Organization and UNICEF have approved a technical assistance proposal for these crucial activities, and a qualified individual will be recruited to supervise and monitor the execution of the vaccine introduction plan.