Inevitably the CORDIV 19 is on its way to Uganda considering the way events are unfolding in
the great lakes region. To date, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan have all reported
confirmed cases. It is just a matter of hours or days before the country will be plunged into
panic of self quarantine, closing schools, Borders, social events and social isolation.
Lessons learnt from HIV/AIDS Pandemic that ruined the country should be borrowed notably
the Multi sectoral approach which defined Uganda as a ‘star’ in mitigating the impacts of the
HIV/AIDS Pandemic. In this case every sector should identify an area where they have
comparative advantage over others and start the preparedness and response campaign
Mama Africa the voice Uganda (MATVU) is an authority as far as reaching out to the slum
dwellers, street kids and destitute are concerned in Kampala and Luwero districts.
Coincidentally this is the most vulnerable group that is bound to suffer most once the social
isolation and self-quarantine bell is sounded.
As the schools close, offices close, social events suspended, churches and mosques close,
sports events suspended, the street kids, the destitute and the slum dwellers are going to
remain at the mercy of the Virus. Hospitals, Intensive care units, private health units are
going to be overwhelmed by the significant members of the population and medical
personnel will be making decision on who to save and who to die. The fate of the destitute,
street kids and slum dwellers is certain and is MATVU’s biggest worry now.
In light of the Above, MATVU is crying out to the Individuals who believe in our Couse, government, Development partners, private companies, parastatals, Local government leaders, Religious institutions, cultural institutions, the police, the army and good Samaritans to join them in the sanitizing and
Hand wash with soap campaign, Masks availability and use, social isolation steps, and food
relief should there be a lock down to this vulnerable group in the streets and slums of
Kozsovo,salaama,Makindye in Kampala District as our scope and the rural area of Kalule, Luwero District
Introduction of MATVU.
To date with THE COVID19 microgrant from GlobalGiving! , your monthly support and individual gift ,Mama Africa the Voice Uganda has reached out to over 500 beneficiaries with various services ranging
from Skills development to out of school youths, Talent development, sanitation and Hygiene program
through routine slum clean up exercise.Goal
Zero death due to CORDIV 19 pandemic in Uganda
Limit the CODIV- 19 spread to the holder
- To sensitize the slum dwellers, commercial sex workers, street kids and the destitute
on the best practices in the event of CORDIV 19 outbreaks.
- To reach out to peace keepers
- To avail the slum dwellers with hand washing facilities and hand sanitizers
- To support the provided isolation centers
- To avail food relief and essential supplies to this vulnerable during the panic close
down and social isolation time
- Provision of food and other basic necessities to the needy communities
- Reduction of Gender based violence in the slums