Banknotes currently in circulation are 1,, 2,, 5,, 10,, 20, and 50, shillings. In , the Bank of Uganda was considering whether to replace the low-value notes such as the 1,shilling with coins. The lower denomination notes take a battering in daily use, often being very dirty and sometimes disintegrating.
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On 17 May , the Bank of Uganda issued a new family of notes featuring a harmonised banknote design that depict Uganda's rich historical, natural, and cultural heritage. They also bear improved security features.
Five images appear on all the six denominations: Ugandan mat patterns, Ugandan basketry, the map of Uganda complete with the equator line , the Independence Monument, and a profile of a man wearing Karimojong headdress. Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile said the new notes did not constitute a currency reform, nor were they dictated by politics.
The redesign, he said, was driven by the need to comply with international practices and to beat counterfeiters. Uganda is the first African country to introduce the advanced security feature SPARK  on a regular banknote series. SPARK is an optical security feature recognised by central banks worldwide and is used on a number of banknotes for protection against counterfeiting.
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Ugandan shilling Shilingi ya Uganda in Swahili The old 1,shilling note depicted a farmer on one side and grain storage on the reverse. Money portal Numismatics portal Uganda portal. Retrieved Retrieved 13 April Krause, Chester L. Standard Catalog of World Coins : — 18th ed. Krause Publications. Pick, Albert Colin R.
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced that he was convening a meeting of a group of outside expert advisers on Friday to assess whether the Ebola spread had become an international public health emergency. This will be the 3rd meeting of the committee on this outbreak.
It will be the third such meeting on the Ebola outbreak by the group of experts, known as the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee. The W.
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The organization said that a hospital in a Uganda border town, Bwera, was treating them in isolation and that at least eight people may have been in contact with the first victim, raising the risk of further infections. Ebola, a viral disease that causes internal bleeding, is spread through bodily fluids of infected people and is extremely contagious.
Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, a London-based health research institution, said in a statement. Some Ebola experts also expressed concern about the potential spread of Ebola to South Sudan, which like western Uganda also shares a porous border with the afflicted region of Congo. But unlike Uganda, South Sudan has been roiled by instability for years and is not considered well prepared to handle any possible outbreak. The Congo outbreak is the second-deadliest on record, infecting more than 2, people and causing at least 1, deaths in the country as of June 10, according to the W.