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Uganda receives 2,400 monkeypox test kits from WHO

by Pragati Singh

WHO gave 2,400 monkeypox test kits to Uganda on Tuesday to assist the African country in its response to the contagious disease. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, WHO Representative in Uganda, handed over the kits to Ugandan Minister of Health Ruth Aceng, noting that the WHO is dedicated to providing support to boost Uganda’s testing capabilities. Aceng expressed thanks for the contribution, stating that Uganda has already conducted 70 tests, all of which have come back negative.

Also Read: “We believe monkeypox outbreak can be contained,”: WHO

On July 23, the WHO labelled the monkeypox epidemic a public health emergency of international concern.

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