Socio-economic impact of the Ebola virus disease outbreak on household welfare

The case of Kassanda and Mubende Districts in Uganda

Deo Barigye, Chairman of a boda boda stage in Rubirizi town, teaches his fellow riders about Ebola


The 2022 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Uganda presented unprecedented risks to development. This rapid impact assessment of the major affected districts of Mubende and Kassanda examines the impact of the outbreak on specific social and economic indicators at the household level, the perceived risks and associated shocks and coping strategies. The findings of this assessment call for the actors’ response to ensure the stability of affected communities in the event of an outbreak in the future.

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Makerere University School of Statistics and Planning, UNICEF Uganda
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