Since the start of the pandemic, we have been delivering our biggest programme to date – an emergency response reaching 924,000 people across Kericho County, Kenya. Our emergency response is focused on supporting communities and on health systems strengthening.
- Supporting communities with information and facts about preventing COVID-19 and about the vaccine and providing supplies of soap and water containers for hand washing to the most vulnerable households. Since March 2020, 2784 volunteers were trained and they have sensitised 156,193 Households across communities reaching 790,000 beneficiaries.
- Strengthening health systems with training for health care workerson COVID-19 prevention, treatment and vaccination; provision of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), soap and water containers, COVID-19 banners and posters and setting up a vaccination centre in Londiani Sub-County Hospital to facilitate the distribution of vaccines.
- COVD-19 Vaccine Rollout Our current work is focusing on the rollout of the COVID-19 Vaccination across Kericho County. This involves sensitising communities, training Health Care Workers, training Community Health Volunteers and providing equipment (fridges, cooler boxes, PPEs) to health facilities. We are also strengthening the logistics of the vaccine distribution through our outreach clinics into remote and hard to reach areas.
The impact of COVID-19 can be seen across the region we work in – an over-stretched health system, rising teenage pregnancies, increased school dropouts and an increase in gender based violence. That coupled with food insecurity, rising costs of living and unpredictable climate is threatening the lives of families we work with. COVID-19 has shown how inter-connected we all are, how actions in one part of the globe impact other parts of the globe, how we share the desire for a healthy and safe life for all. COVID-19 has exacerbated existing inequalities across the globe. Now more than ever is time to act. Please support our response – give what you can today. It will make a huge difference to families we work with.