KAMPALA – A CNN report by global research company Lancent published earlier this week ranked Uganda 10th and the 1st in Africa in combating the Covid-19 virus that has got the whole world on its toes.
This could be because of the stringent measures that the government put in place to control the spread of the virus in its initial stages when the country registered its first case.
The Permanent Secretary to the ministry of Health Dr Diana Atwine took to her social media pages to congratulate and thank her teams; the front line workers after Uganda got recognized as the best country in Africa for the efforts to suppress the COVID-19 epidemic.
The efforts ranging from the recent selection of Uganda in the top 10 countries to suppress the pandemic, the low mortality rate, containing the spread to the distribution of food relief to members of the communities, the PS celebrates the precision and comradeship of the entire medical and ministry staff.
The health minister and permanent secretary are known for having led their team with a philosophy of Go hard and Go early”.
“Communicating bad news is a difficult task but we constantly had to get out even when it meant risking demoralizing the nation but we have a duty to communicate with transparency. And that has proved the vital antidote to this risk,” Dr Diana Atwine said recently at the Health Ministry.
The rapidity and scope of the COVID-19 crisis presented unexpected challenges for all leaders and Atwine wasn’t left out as her leadership has called for decisive action and honest communication.
Judith Nabakooba the Minister of Information and Communications Technology also took to her social media platforms to applaud President and the health ministry for braving the fight and championing the battle against the deadly pandemic.
“I congratulate His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng & your team at the Ministry of Health for the noble recognition by Lancet Covid-19 Commission data.
Thank you for providing strategic guidance and technical support which has enabled us to reach this level,” she posted.