#TONSEMBERERA: National Guidelines for Management of COVID-19

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda

By Enews writer

Uganda has a robust health sector development plan that seeks to, among other goals “accelerate movement towards Universal Health Coverage with essential health and related services needed for promotion of a healthy and productive life”. The health of the population is central to the socioeconomic development of the country. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic significantly threatens to undermine and derail the gains the country has achieved in improving the health and social-economic development of Uganda.

To ensure that the country responds adequately and mitigates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health (MOH) embarked on the development of these guidelines through a consultative, participatory and transparent process with the involvement of all stakeholders. This document will be used in response to the COVID-19 and is the first pragmatic step by the MoH in providing technical leadership in aligning and standardizing national and district management of COVID-19 suspected, probable and confirmed cases. These guidelines should be used by all health care providers in Uganda, including those working in the public and private sector.

The Ministry of Health would like to express its sincere appreciation to leadership of the Case Management pillar, WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, CDC, USAID, IDI, Last Mile Health and all key stakeholders and partners, who supported the development of these guidelines.