Samuel Ikwaras Okware

Uganda Christian University

Dr. Samuel Ikwaras Okware received his PhD from Center for International Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway in 2015. Since 2011 he has been Director General at Uganda National Health Research Organization, UNHRO. His previous appointments include: from 1999 to 2008 Commissioner Health Services /Community Health, Ministry of Health HQ, Kampala; from 1992 to 1998 Commissioner Health Services/Communicable Diseases Control/HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB and other communicable diseases; from 1991 to 1994 Deputy Director of Medical Services/Public Health, Communicable Disease Control and HIV/AIDS, Ministry of Health, Uganda. Dr. Okware has authored 42 journal papers, 3 book chapters, and edited 1 book.

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Ebola epidemics have had immediate and lasting impact in Africa and beyond, with its high case fatality and societal disruption. Its rapid spread, coupled with the limited knowledge, serves as a recipe for disaster and panic in the community. Health workers are particularly at risk, paying heavily with their lives. Sharing knowledge from various experts in basic sciences that support vaccine and drug development, as well as improving community surveillance and case management, enriches our understanding of this highly fatal and contagious disease. In a world that is fast becoming a global village, communicable diseases from low-resource setting are gradually becoming a global health threat. This book seeks to discuss emerging advances in the Ebola control.

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