Several countries are emerging inspirational pertaining to their fight against the global coronavirus and attained the appreciation of the World Health Organisation.
In the latest, the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom has highlighted the success of Rwanda in stemming the spread of the virus and said that the country’s “strong leadership” is the reason behind the success of the country in battling the novel virus.
On August 10, Dr. Tedros Adhanom said, “Rwanda’s progress is due to a similar combination (as New Zealand) of strong leadership, universal health coverage, well-supported health workers and clear public health communications.”
The WHO head gave the credit to the country’s move to avail free testing for all citizens that according to Dr. Tedros it played a crucial role in the country’s efforts to eliminate the virus from its borders.
Dr. Tedros said, “All testing and treatment for COVID-19 is free in Rwanda, so there are no financial barriers to people getting tested … And when people test positive for the virus, they’re isolated and health workers then visit every potential contact and test them also.”
Dr. Tedros added, “Getting the basics right provides a clear picture of where the virus is and the necessary targeted actions to suppress transmission and save lives.”
The East African country has embraced the path of extensive testing and isolating patients as a measure to give a tough fight back to the global coronavirus pandemic.