This project purposed to do the prevention action of Covid-19 through education, provision of Covid-19 preventive equipment, give the health service access and ensure the staple food supplies for Akit Tribe in two villages, Lukun and Lukit, Kepulauan Meranti district. This project focuses on 550 households (2000 persons) in those two villages. This project proposed based on humanitarian considerations and the fulfillment of basic rights in the health sector.
Covid-19 has been a pandemic and reported that 30 persons are positive in Riau province and put this province is in the red zone. Akit tribe in two villages are lack of information about Covid-19 and no have enough prevention equipment. They also do not get health access because their location is isolated. They also get discrimination by the government.
Scale Up form special team to handle : First, Scale Up team engage with government especially social and health services, involved doctors and health counselors of Akit tribe community in the district and village level to educating and socializing Covid-19., rapid test, put up the banners, help basic food needs,, hand wash and hand sanitizer. Second, village cadre as the representative. The cadres are specially trained and they will continue to protect the community against Covid-19
This project has long-term impact potential. First, this project will educate the importance of maintaining cleanliness and health which done participative to the community and their houses. The house will be posted the information about Covid-19. Second, This project form community cadre and specially trained to remain and monitor the community. Through this cadre, Scale Up assisting continuously and ensure Akit tribe gets their rights to the health services.