The CoronaVirus / COVID-19 is disrupting the lives and livelihood of lives globally. In response, we are targetting key areas - cleanliness education/sensitization, radios so kids can listen to educational broadcasts, provision of masks, soap, food items to alleviate hunger/crisis impact, and pregnancy prevention for teenage girls. This response is based on the successes and the lessons that we learned during our involvement in the Ebola Epidemic. We stand together. Together we will win.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives for the foreseeable future. No one is more impacted than those who were already vulnerable - living in countries with frail public health systems. Strategic and timely steps will help to reduce both the short and long term impact of this pandemic. As observed globally, a failure to take the required action will result in devastating short term and long term negative results. It's essential that we take action now to help vulnerable populations.
Our response targets key areas of need such as educational sensitization (to ensure people know the importance of handwashing / safe distancing etc). We are also providing soap to help ensure that they wash their hands regularly. Cloth masks distribution to vulnerable populations and people who are not able to afford masks are helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. The provision of radios is ensuring that kids are able to benefit from educational broadcasts.
Lives will be saved from sickness and death from the coronavirus. Our sensitization and provision of soap, masks, etc is ensuring that beneficiaries are safe and empowered to take responsibility for their health and future success. Our radio sensitization broadcasts are helping to alert young ladies and prevent pregnancy.
Develop Africa's page on COVID-19 Corona Virus