This project will support Nurture Africa to test 20,000 community members for COVID-19 over a 4 month period, commencing 27th April 2020. Funding will be used to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for all staff to mitigate the risk of exposure. Each person testing positive for COVID-19 will be isolated and receive treatment at Nurture Africa's health centre until fully recovered in order to reduce community transmission and protect vulnerable groups; especially our HIV infected clients
COVID-19 has reached Uganda. Nurture Africa works in Wakiso District which has an estimated population of 2.89 million people. Access to basic health service is a challenge for those living in poverty in Uganda. Testing for COVID-19 is not widespread. Therefore households are unaware of people carrying the virus who are asymptomatic and unable to self-isolate due to the constraints of poverty. Vulnerable families supported by Nurture Africa are at particular risk as many are HIV affected.
Nurture Africa's health staff will support and educate people within the communities we work about the dangers of COVID-19. We will teach people how to protect themselves from the virus. We will test, isolate and treat community members for COVID-19 in order to protect the wider population and reduce the spread of infections with the ultimate goal of saving lives.
This project will save lives! It will support 20,000 people in Uganda with testing and required treatment, through the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also ensure that vulnerable people we support, living with HIV and TB will be safe to access their lifesaving treatment and care at Nurture Africa's Health Centre