AHD has been working in the rural areas of Sindh since 2001 in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector. At this critical moment, AHD has started collaboration with the provincial authorities and now making efforts to raise funds for effective preventive work against the spread of Covid-19 in the rural areas of Sindh.
For the majority of people in Sindh province, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus is now medium to high. As of March 19, 2020, the total confirmed cases are 331, out of which 213 are in Sindh province. Sindh government has taken steps to reduce gathering of people at public places and has declared health emergency in the province. The civil society organization are working closely with the Public Health Department and Health Department at provincial and district levels.
The overall objective of the project is to contribute in the efforts of federal, provincial and district governments in taking preventive measures at the household and community levels against the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the rural areas of district Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan.
The transmission of Covid-19 is significantly slowed down for the children, women and men(with particular focus on elderly and already sick people) living in rural areas of district Hyderabad through (1) increased awareness about the Covid-19, (2) promotion of hygiene and (3) access to safe drinking and handwashing water, distribution of soap and other preventive non-food items.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).