According to a new index, the UAE has been ranked among the top 10 countries showing the best leadership response to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
The study called the Global Response to Infectious Diseases (GRID) index, was created to identify and rank how efficient and effective a country’s leadership is and how prepared its health systems are in tackling the pandemic.
The recently published entitled ‘GRID Index: Tracking the Global Leadership Response in the Covid-19 Crisis’ was curated and released by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants which is based in Australia.
As well as the UAE, countries that ranked highly on the list included New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Canada, South Korea, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Japan and Taiwan. Conversely nations at the bottom of the ranking for failing to respond well to the crisis have included India, Russia, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brazil, and the US.
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai recently praised the efforts of the public and the medical staff on the frontlines of the coronavirus battle in the UAE by saying: “We stand united with our frontline heroes for their eternally valued efforts,” His Highness said. “A huge thanks also goes out to all citizens and residents for their exemplary cooperation in implementing the precautionary measures taken in Dubai over the past few weeks.”
Dr Chris D’Souza, principal developer of the GRID index, commented: “In times of crisis, good leaders rally to nurture and protect their flock. Great leaders with vision go beyond their own national boundaries and unite the world fostering global partnerships to work towards the common good.”