COVID-19  Uganda Project #48304

PREVENT 20,000 PEOPLE FROM CONTRACTING COVID-19

by Child Equal Opportunity Uganda
PREVENT 20,000 PEOPLE FROM CONTRACTING COVID-19

We would like to send our sincere thanks to every one who supported the project on prevention of COVID-19. The project managed to deliver on time, at a time when it was needed the most. 

Thanks to everyone, the number of COVID infection has reduced greatly and all lockdown measures have been lifted to allow people get back to normal life and contribute to the economy.  

Communities and health centers that were targeted during the project were grateful for the support. 

We would like to therefore close the project in hope that we will never have to reactivate it again, because collectively, we managed to bring down the infection rate for COVID-19 and the communities are much prepared to deal with the issue, should infection rise again. 

Thank you all! 

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Right at the height of COVID-19 infectionand  like in most places, many people here needed a number of support both in terms of information and facilities, to enable them fight the virus. CEOU acted swiftly with the support of our esteem donors and raised $1000 which was used to purchase hygeine facilities, temperature measuring machine, and printed out ministrty of health's approved COVID-19 information and translated them into local languages to send clear messages to help people fight the spread of the diseases.

This campaign to prevent COVID-19 infection continued until when a relapse ended in a second wave of the infection. In the second wave, CEOU continued to emphasize the need to prevent infection by preaching about mask wearing, practicing good hygeine and seeking medical attention in case sypmtoms were presence. This was done in collaboration with other institutions and the disrict task force set to fight the disease.

During the second wave, the effects of the lockdown measures intiatiated by the government became more challenging than the diseases itself. Many people were laid off their jobs, yet most are not monthly salary earners but rather casual workers who live from hands to mouths. 

CEOU initiated a small emergency project to help curb down the effects of the lockdown, where it provided severely affected households with food items and cleaning materials. 

Currently, CEOU has ended all activities on this project. CEOU would like to thank all our supporters for contributing to this noble cause. 

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Upon meeting our funding target for this project, we soon embarked on a number of activities to help us achieve our objective of contributing to stopping the spread of corona virus.

Since the, we have given out 20 handwash containers to 5 rural markets, 10 health centers and 5 peimary schools all in the remote areas of gulu district. It is expected that these containers will help improve hygiene/hand hygiene which is also a contributor to spread of corona virus.

We handed out 5000 copies of translated messages from ministry of health to help people understand how the virus spread and how to stop it. These information included illustration which are easy to interprete.

We also run a radio spot mesaages for two months with messages approved by district corona taskforce, to educate people about the virus and to eliminate myths, which are misleading about the disease. 

We gave out 5 temperature measuring machines to 5 churches in Paicho, Awach and Palaro. 

Weintend to continue contributing to the fight against the deadly corona virus in many ways in collaboration with diatrict health practioners.

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Well aware that collective efforts is required to achieve results in the fight against corona virus, CEOU has created a working group comprising of civil society organizations and local government of Gulu district. The local government is playing the role of moblization of local resources and providing linkages with the ministry of health. Peace and Community Development and Youth Coaltion to Improve Health-the other two civil society organizations, are providing health expertise about the pandemic.

CEOU have procured 8000 reusable masks for the targeted subcounty, one temperature measuring machine to be given to Awach Health Center 4. CEOU is also translating into local languages, ministry of health's approved Covid-19 prevention messages for local communities. Airtime for the first readio talk show has been booked for December 23rd 2020.

Together with with the other partners, we will continue with the most part of our project starting January 5th 2021. We will provide further updates to our donors and supporters at the begining of February 2021.

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Child Equal Opportunity Uganda

Location: Gulu - Uganda
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Twitter: @Child equal
Project Leader:
Loum Janani
Gulu, Uganda
$1,022 raised of $1,000 goal
 
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