COVID-19, and how we're responding.
Updated: Jul 29, 2020
Our partner CECESD in Malawi is working hard to develop response mechanisms to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the vulnerable communities that we support.
As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, millions of people globally don't have access to the most basic handwashing facilities: clean water and soap. Without these essentials, people have less chance of protecting themselves from the spread of diseases.
“Many communities do not have access to clean water and sanitation, nor do they have the means to self isolate with others in their homes.” Francis Malazie - CECESD Director
In the remote communities that we work in, people are left uninformed of what COVID-19 is, and how best to ensure that they keep themselves and their families safe. They are vulnerable.
Right now, we are adapting our work and priorities to serve this need.
We seek to install handwashing facilities in areas where people need them most, and to launch public awareness campaigns so that everyone knows how important it is to wash their hands with soap, when to do it and how to do it right.
What we are doing.
In nine of the twenty-eight districts in Malawi, CECESD will deliver essential best hygiene practice and share preventative methods through outreach programmes so that communities can keep themselves and their families safe.
Outreach teams will deliver the programme using megaphone drives to ensure social distancing in adhered to, and reinforcing it's importance to community members.
CECESD will establish handwashing stations and provide resources including soap and visual guides on handwashing to ensure communities are equipped to manage the situation we are facing.
To do this, we need your support.
Please follow this link that will take you to our GoFundMe appeal page to urgently provide support where it is needed most.