Keeping Ahead of COVID-19

The world is currently faced with a pandemic of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), a new virus that spreads so fast through droplet infection especially in crowded places and causes illness.

Since December 2019, the world has been beset by the global corona virus pandemic. To date, there are an estimated 3 million confirmed cases of the disease and 200,000 deaths.

The Ministry of ICT, through GCIC, seeks to push more forward-looking interventions that go beyond containment of the pandemic, to discussions about a post-covid19 future and how our communities can best prepare for a fast, and sustainable recovery.

The focus of the project will be to spark conversation and inform the masses within and beyond Uganda, and redirect attention to planning for a new, progressive post-covid world for our respective communities and countries.

Scheduled Webinars

Starting on 21 May, we shall be holding a number of online conversations,

Conversations such as these, while initially focused on the pandemic and raising public awareness, also aim at pushing individuals to reimagine a post-covid future for their communities and what can ensure our society’s fast recovery.

Live COVID-19 statistics for
Uganda
Confirmed
1,283
Recovered
1,115
Deaths
7
Last updated: 1 minute ago

Faces of Care Campaign

The Faces Of Care Campaign is part of the Ministry of ICT's response plan to COVID-19, being done in collaboration with The Ministry of Health. The project is the government's digital and social media project to profile the health workers at the centre of fighting the pandemic.

The project shall include a social media campaign using the #FacesOfCare hashtag that shall highlight health worker's profiles.

Visit Our Faces of Care page to learn more.

Webinars : Online Conversations

Webinar: Candlelight Memorial Day 2020

Observing social distance, a candlelight panel will be held on 17th May 2020 at The Ministry of ICT. The panel shall be livestreamed online and on UBC.

The event will be presided over by the Minister in-charge Office of the President and the representative of the Inter Religious Council of Uganda.

A symbolic candle will be lit as a sign of solidarity with those who lost their dear ones to AIDS and as a call for renewed commitment to end the HIV and COVID-19 pandemics.

The candle lighting will be followed by a panel discussion tackling key issues that pertain to prevention of the HIV and COVID 19 pandemics

Details

 17 May, 2020  10:00am

Webinar: The Science behind Covid 19

Uganda has been applauded for its effort to control, trace and contain the Corona Virus to minimal numbers.

This webinar will cover Uganda’s scientific response to the epidemic and key dates in the virus’ growth curve.

The focus will be the country’s efforts prior to case zero, primary prevention protocols, spread projection models, justifications for quarantine/lockdown, case finding and tracing and what happens next?

Details

 21 May, 2020  10:00am

Webinar: The Threat of Fake News During a Pandemic

Crises by nature, create the need to collect and inteprete information. This need and associated vacuum have provided very good ground for emergence of misinformation and disinformation.

This webinar will feature discussions on how to combat this trend as well as debunk myths and misinformation around Covid19 while educating the general public on the threat of Fake News and how best to protect oneself from it.

Details

 28 May, 2020  10:00am

Webinar: Coping with Anxiety & Mental Health During a Pandemic

The uncertainty and fear associated with the Covid19 pandemic has presented several mental health challenges to citizens.

Being under lockdown and unable to earn a living has created a lot of uncertainty and anxiety.

This webinar will explore possible mental health challenges as well provide coping mechanisms

Details

 04 June, 2020  10:00am

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