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Pillar: Leadership, Stewardship, Coordination and Oversight

Leadership and stewardship during epidemic response situations is very crucial to provide strategic direction as well as mobilize resources. Coordination facilitates speedy implementation; generates economies of scale; avoids fragmentation of interventions; creates synergies; and, catalyses processes. Coordinated responses, timely inter-agency assessments and information sharing reduce the burden on affected communities who may be subjected to demands for the same information from the different stakeholders.

Oversight function is necessary at all levels to ensure transparency and real time accountability. This calls for involvement of Parliament within its constitutional mandate to provide oversight and ensure a Whole of Government approach to the COVID-19 response. The Parliamentary oversight activities will be overseen by the Office of the Speaker through established parliamentary structures. Strategy.

Another key leadership function that will ensure that the response goals are met is to make the resources that are required by the workers for proper performance of the tasks are available in time and in quantity as well as quality. This calls for proper forecasting, quantification and timely procurement of all inputs for the response.

Strategy

  • Provide strategic direction to MDAs and key stakeholders on strategic direction and policy.
  • Mainstream Government and partner support in fully operationalizing this plan.
  • Strengthen coordination and leadership for COVID-19 response at national, regional and district level.
  • Strengthen HR capacity for the COVID-19 response
  • Enhance cross border collaboration and information sharing.
  • Strengthen the supply chain management and logistics support system.
  • Strengthen required health infrastructure for the response to COVID-19.
  • Strengthen the National Drug Authority’s testing capacity to conduct Quality assessment of all pharmaceutical and healthcare products.
  • Digitization of the COVID-19 Response processes—including communication, coordination meetings, data management process, patient care through telemedicine and other support services.
  • Ensure transparency and accountability in resource utilization.
  • Develop a supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework for the response

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