The Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic and theHealth Sector in Uganda
Nabukeera, M. Sebyala
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The cases of Coronavirus disease are on the raise in Uganda, to make matters worse there is increased community transmission of the COVID-19this increases the spread of the disease since there is carelessness within community members in reference to implementation of standard operating procedures.This paper aimed at investing the experiences during COVID-19 in the health sector in Uganda. Specifically,how Uganda health sector managed COVID 19pandemic, the lessons learnt from COVID-19, challenges encountered in the health sector during COVID -19and the impact of COVID 19 on the health sector and way forward. The study used secondary data mainly newspapers to answer the objectives of the study.Findings indicate that Government adhered to WHO guidelines, Ministry of Health designed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), designated health centers for handling COVID-19patients, quarantine centers, government turned to private hospitals to support in the treatment of coronavirus patients, continued updates from WHO, a taskforce on COVID-19, lockdown of the entire country, quarantines, NGOs in health supported Training of Trainers (TOTs), rapidly mobilized the external and domestic resources to finance the response to COVID -19.
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