As COVID-19 has changed many things for us here in the United States and caused much loss for so many, we have been bracing to hear the impact on our partners in Africa as this pandemic reached them too. We’ve rounded up some recourses for you on the impact of these challenging times within communities throughout Africa below. As a response, we are ensuring we provide emergency funding as needed for our partners to continue their on-the-ground support for many in Africa.
With your generous support, together we can help them overcome.
COVID-19 IMPACTS COMMUNITIES ALREADY STRUGGLING WITH PUBLIC HEALTH
Polio, measles, other diseases set to surge as COVID-19 forces suspension of vaccination campaigns. How will this impact communities already facing public health struggles? Here’s an inside look.
WOMEN IN UGANDA ARE FACING GREAT DIFFICULTY ACCESSING MEDICAL CARE DURING LABOR FOR DELIVERY
Our Safe Birth Project addresses the high obstetric fistula rate and high rate of maternal-fetal mortality in the Masaka area of Uganda. Each day we’re seeing the impact of COIVD-19 on mothers in Uganda. Here’s the latest.
DRAWING ON EBOLA READINESS TO TACKLE COVID-19
Like many African countries now making use of Ebola and Influenza preparedness to step up their COVID-19 response, Tanzania is tapping into the skills of health workers already knowledgeable in infectious disease control, established influenza sentinel surveillance system and repurposing facilities to tackle the new virus.