The Ugandan government acted swiftly and comprehensively in mid-March to close the countries borders and inact a substantial lockdown in order to prevent Covid-19 spreading throughout the country. From the perspective of achieving this objective, these measures were successful. However, lockdown created significant challenges for people trying to earn a living and thise who are required to access regular healthcare services (such as HIV infected people) among others.
As such, numbers of COVID-19 cases has remained relatively low. as of today, 11th August 2020, there have been 1,313 case of COVID-19 confirmed in Uganda. Of these, 1,138 have made a full recovery and sadly 9 people have died. As well enacting new policies and standard operating procedures within its health centre, in preparation for a rise in Covid-19 cases, with your support Nurture Africa has conducted a public health awareness campaigns within Wakiso District, which is the most populous district in Uganda.
Nurture Africa's health team has been educating parents who are utilising services at the Nurture Africa health centre. You can find an update uploaded to Nurture Africa social media regarding this intervention here. Our public health teams moved out to communities and disseminated public health advice through megaphones and public speakers within markets, public buildings and business zones. The advice being provided was to wash hands regularly, sneeze and cough into the elbow, wear a mask in public (in line with ministry of health advice) and maintain social distancing and self-isolate if feeling unwell. You can find a video update uploaded to our social media regarding this intervention here
Finally, I humbly and wholeheartedly wish to thank you for supporting this campaign. There may be a long road to travel in relation to Covid-19 in Uganda but Nurtrue Africa remains completely committed to serving the people of this country. Donations such as yours, make our work, in reaching as many vulnerable people as we can, all the more possible.
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