The Ugandan response to the COVID-19 pandemic is laid out in the National Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) Preparedness and Response Plan (June 2020)
The key principles for preparedness and response to COVID-19 will encompass utilization of ICT innovations, community led approach and 24-hour surge capacity.
The plan is arranged according to different scenarios.
The Plan outlines the steps and resources necessary for Uganda to respond to Scenario 1 and 2 (most likely scenario) above. In doing so it will create the necessary capacities and capabilities to allow Uganda to respond to other scenarios as called for by the evolving threat(s).
The response is centered around 8 key COVID-19 response pillars:
Coordination during emergencies is critical as it involves the contribution of different sectorial agencies, teams and partners towards a common goal.
There is no definitive treatment identified for COVID-19 thus far and treatment is mainly supportive.
This pillar aims at strengthening community infection prevention and control.
Corona virus infection may cause mental health problems because of the nature of the disease and may also cause social disruption to the; infected, affected, including responders and their families.
There is need for sustained surveillance to facilitate early detection, confirmation, reporting, notification, verification and response of alerts and suspect cases.
The general public has limited knowledge about this virus as it is new.