DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY
OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

INTERNATIONAL PROJECT SERVICES

RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Alitena, ETHIOPIA

Project Description

In northern Ethiopia in the Alitena Irob district of the Tigray region the Daughters of Charity ministries have had to scale up activities to address the coronavirus pandemic. Three main areas of need have been identified: proper hygiene education and facilitation; personal protective equipment for their staff working in diverse ministries; and basic needs aid such as food provisions especially for those who are sick and in isolation. The sisters are uniquely positioned to address this serious health crisis in this very remote area of the region, as they already operate a well-established health center and are already caring for admitted patients. Patients, caregivers and local people are all adversely impacted by COVID-19 in the area. There are disruptions in health services as unprotected staff become sick which leaves the facilities with low personnel resources at a time of extreme high utilization. The local people are suffering from economic and psychological difficulties as anxiety and hopelessness expands across the region. To address the pandemic, a community committee was established including representation from government, parish priest and our health center. Plans are established for widespread education and prevention measures, coronavirus contact tracing, establishing a quarantine center in the school, and providing COVID-19 impacted individuals with food and basic needs. This request for urgent assistance will be used specifically for protective equipment and clothing, such like masks and gloves for the community and the health care workers, as well as disinfectant and sanitation solutions, and to pay for basic needs like food to help those impacted by COVID-19

Project Summary

Funded Progress: 100%

$15,055.00

CountryETHIOPIA
Main CategoryHealthcare
Sub CategoryNutrition
Project Funding$15,055.00
Project StatusCompleted
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