As the world continues to struggle with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a small number of countries have emerged as pioneers in epidemic response and virus containment efforts, according to a recent assessment of government responses to the pandemic.

The Foreign Policy’s COVID-19 Global Response Index recently released a list that outlines national leaders’ responses in critical policy and financial areas, as well as public health directives, while also outlining the number of cases and deaths in each country. Some of the tactics these global leaders and governments used can serve as important lessons in disease management and prevention for other countries still dealing with the coronavirus and to help address future outbreaks.

Here is a list of five countries that had some of the best responses to tackling COVID-19.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, and Dr Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, co-hosted the inaugural meeting of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator Facilitation Council. The meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa and H.E. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway and included a keynote address from the UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

The ACT-Accelerator is the proven, up-and-running, global collaboration accelerating the development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines. 

Rabat – South Korea’s International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has launched a project aiming to support Morocco’s health establishments in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The project, developed in partnership with NGO Global Care and Morocco’s Ministry of Health, aims to provide Moroccan hospitals and medical facilities with medical equipment and protective gear for health workers.

It also aims to raise the awareness among Moroccans about COVID-19 and provide psychological support for vulnerable social groups.