Supporting Rural Health Facilities to fight COVID-19

The Outbreak of the Covid19 Pandemic is a call for concern for more humanitarian actions by Reach Out NGO.

In the South-West and North-West, this new emergency meets a 2-year humanitarian crisis and civil war between non-state-armed-groups and state military, which has displaced more than 679,000 persons according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (March 2020 Situation Report).

It is within this backdrop that Reach Out NGO with financial aid from Street Child has since April 2020 been engaged in Actions to prevent infections of COVID-19 in some health Centres of Muyuka.

The aim of this activity is to limit the spread of infections, particularly among health personnel and patients, which are some of the most exposed groups. 10% of persons infected with COVID-19 in the South-West are health personnel.

 Our team coached the Ekona health Center, Muyuka District Hospital and Calvary Hospital on Prevention of Infection and developed action plans with them to make them COVID-ready.

In partnership with Street Child, REO donated Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) to Ekona Health Centre, Muyuka District Hospital and Calvary hospital. The health workers received gloves, surgical masks, chlorine, liquid soap, water dispensers, and infra-red thermometres. These will help the health workers to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in their environments.

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