COVID-19  Kenya Project #46240

COVID-19 COMMUNITY PREVENTION PROJECT KENYA

by Community Focus Group (CFG)
COVID-19 COMMUNITY PREVENTION  PROJECT KENYA

As in many parts of the world ,in  Kenya there are no shutdowns, lockdown, and Quarantine taking place bussinesses have opened,  market places as well as people are going to work as normal.Masks are worn and Covid 19 protocols are being observed everywhere. 

Social economic impact of covid 19 pandemic on our lives and population which were in the school closures,restriction on movements, limited economic activities hit very hard on our social economic life creating negative consequences which have resulted into income losses and increased food insecurity. 

Many households in Kenya are kn dire straits and still alot of support  especially in food security is urgent and with  the looming famine in 12 counties of Kenya.

Community Focus Group is helping where we can and require alot of support in order to support families put food on the table .

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Its always great to start at the begining , lets start with the well known, from  2020 and up to now in 2021 we have lived in a tough and truly unsual time because of Covid-19 pandemic, and thank God ! we are hopefully now seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

But recalling the terror and anxiety that had engulfed and paralazied so many of us in the early days when the very underpinnings of our world felt unmoored and everyones lives were upended.

During those time , you helped us feed families, orphaned children and the widow , We still can do more with your support in this unprecented times, with job losses and bussiness closing , many have lost hope, and we can help them hope again , so we look to you again, Please help us! Help others!

Yes We can! Together!

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In Kenya We are in the third wave of this virus, and it‘s a wave that threatens to erase all the gains we have made as a country in fighting the pandemic over the last one year.

The numbers of those being admitted into our health facilities with the virus has been rising at an alarming rate. 114 patients had been admitted to our Intensive Care Units (ICU).

That number has shot up to 123. Many of these are on supplementary oxygen. A total of 148 are being supported with supplemental and supplementary oxygen. 17 others have been moved to the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

28 patients have lost their lives to this disease, an increase of 11 from the number given when we had 17 deaths.  The number is not just the highest this year but is also the highest we have recorded since the virus was first reported in Kenya.

The number of those being admitted to hospital has also shot up, and 830 are admitted in various health facilities while 2,332 are on home based Isolation and care.

The rising cases is an indication that we have lowered our guard and majority of us have thrown all caution to the window.

It is time to return to the basics, by strictly adhering to the containment measures 

This includes washing our hands with soap and water, wearing of face masks at all times in public places, maintaning of social and physical distance, and avoiding all forms of gatherings be they social or political.

At beginning of this year, we had seen a drop in the number of counties reporting cases, and even then, the cases were low.  On January the 20th for instance, only 17 counties reported positive cases, that number has more than doubled to 38.( This is according to the goverment report) Ref:https://www.africanews.com/2021/03/20/coronavirus-kenya-covid-19-update-19-march-2021//

Many of those contracting the virus are not getting it from outsiders but rather from members of their communities.  The implication here is that Covid-19 is now well in our communities, and we need to be more careful how we go about our day to day affairs in our own communities.

Community Focus Group requires Finacial support to carry out our project and to educate our communities on Covid-19 Resilience

 

 

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The outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease has resulted in the deaths of 443, 685 people (as of June 17, 2020) globally and has led to the suspension of most economic activities devastating people’s means of livelihood. It has also led to the closure of learning institutions. In Kenya, the Ministry of Education has put in place strategies to ensure continuity of education through distance online learning delivered through radio, television and the Internet. However, these strategies have further widened the inequality gap, as learners from poor, vulnerable, and marginalized households are unable to benefit from continued learning through these platforms due to lack of access.
Further, with the loss of livelihoods particularly in low-income households, some children may be forced into income-generating activities to support their families’ survival. Also, school closure has stopped the provision of school meals and sanitary towels, which children from disadvantaged families rely on significantly. This raises the risks of young girls engaging in transactional sex in order to gain not only access to these essential needs but also to support their families. There is evidence that links poverty, lack of family support, and transactional sex to increase in teenage pregnancies especially in informal settlement where children are giving birth to children.
Community Focus Group is working to mitigate the effects of Covid 19 on our Children , our Climate ,and our community!
Thank you for your support! Theres room to do more to mitigate the effects of this pandemic!
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A few months ago, the daily nation in Kenya wrote a front page article the title was : What Shall we eat? It was a few months after the March country lockdown and Nairobi shut down, Many Kenyans were not going to work , they begun working from home and others who had to be physically present at work did not know what to do especially those that were running Small and medium bussinesses, the general idea is that many bussinessess and people have lost thousands of job and the general question has been what shall we eat?

Community Focus Group has sent cash transfers as well as bought food for street families ,elderly people , this has helped support some families for a week or so, the state of desparation in families is great and more needs to be done to ensure that families and mostly women and children do not sleep hungry.

What shall we eat? is the question that Community Focus Group hopes to help bring the solution to during this season of Covid -19 and we are making a difference on a weekly basis in the lives of street families and elderly people, What Shall they Eat?

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Community Focus Group (CFG)

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
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Pamela Ateka
Nairobi, Kenya
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