Uganda has been ranked among the top 10 countries in the world in suppressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is according to report by the Lancet Medical Journal that ranked 91 countries around the world based on the incidence or the number of new cases per million population per day averaged during August.
The Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Health, Dr. Diana Atwine could not hide her excitement about the achievement. She took to her social media pages to congratulate and thank her troops; the front line workers.
“Efforts to be proud of. Special thanks to all our frontline health workers . We are doing well.” She wrote on Facebook.
All milestones ranging from 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 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 remarked while talking to the press recently.
The speed and scope of the Coronavirus crisis presented extraordinary challenges for all leaders and the PS wasn’t left out. Her leadership has called for decisive action and honest communication.