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Table 5 Overview of all field simulation exercises and outbreak responses between 2018–2021

From: The East African Community (EAC) mobile laboratory networks in Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and South Sudan—from project implementation to outbreak response against Dengue, Ebola, COVID-19, and epidemic-prone diseases

Activity Country Start Date Number laboratories Deployment Duration
EAC/WHO Simulation Exercises Tanzania/Kenya border (Namanga One Stop Border Post) June 2019 1 Kajiado Health Centre/Kenya 1 week
1 Namanga Primary School/Tanzania 1 week
South Sudan/Uganda border Scheduled 2021 1 South Sudan 1 week
1 Uganda border 1 week
Dengue Fever Support Tanzania August 2019 1 EAC HQ, Arusha 1 week
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Emergency Response Uganda Oct/Nov 2019 1 Kisoro, Uganda/DRC/Rwanda border 6 weeks
COVID-19 Emergency Response Tanzania June 2020 2 Mabibo ongoing
Kenya June 2020 1 Naivasha, Kenya/Uganda border ongoing
June 2020 1 Namanga, Kenya/Tanzania border ongoing
South Sudan June 2020 1 Nimule, South Sudan/Uganda border ongoing
Uganda May 2020 1 CPHL, support of central NPHL 6 weeks
June 2020 1 Tororo, Uganda/Kenya border ongoing
1 Adjumani, Uganda/South Sudan border ongoing
Burundi August 2020 1 Kobero, Burundi/Tanzania border 10 weeks
Rwanda June 2020 1 Kirehe, Rwanda/Tanzania border 32 weeks
January 2021 1 Kigali Int‘l Airport ongoing