National Guidelines for Management of Covid 19
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.