The Uganda Red Cross Society carried out a community-based mass sensitization campaign on the Typhoid outbreak in Uganda with the main objective of preventing further spreading of the typhoid fever among the people of Kampala and Uganda at large. The audiences reached included Market Vendors, Slum dwellers, Boda-boda riders, road side food vendors and home steads. A total of 6,313 people were reached.
The Uganda Red Cross society through Kampala West branch offered First Aid both at the Kabaka birthday run and the birthday celebrations on Sunday 12th and Monday 13th respectively as usual in its second year. This year’s run attracted more than 12,000 runners participating in different kilometer routs. Uganda Red Cross Society registered several causalities and provided First Aid appropriately. In total 180 were attended to and were reported.
At the Uganda Red Cross Society annual National Council meeting that was convened on Friday, 6th, March, 2015, a new Central Governing Board was voted into office. During the meeting the newly appointed Secretary General was also introduced.
For over one year the National Society had been guided by an Interim Central Governing Board which was constituted during the special National Council meeting held in November, 2013 to steer the organization through its transition period before a substantive Central Governing Board and Secretary General is appointed.
Mr. Yair Dangoor the Chairman of King David Medicine, a health organisation based in Israel visited Uganda Red Cross Society on the 3rd of February 2015 to initiate a partnership for responding and creating awareness of health threatening diseases in Uganda. According to Mr. Yair Dangoor, Uganda has to benefit so much through this partnership which could be a collaboration with government and major institutions such as the cancer institute of Uganda.