Containing the spread of the COVID19 epidemic and safeguarding livelihoods of vulnerable groups in slum areas of Freetown, Sierra Leone
Objectives of the intervention:
1) Prevention of community spread of COVID – through referral of COVID19 cases, improved hygiene (access to safe community water supply, community awareness on hygiene, and improved WASH hygiene at two health centres in of Kaningo and Potter communities - both in the surrounding slum areas Freetown region) – supporting GHRP strategic objective 1.1, 1.2 and 1.4.
2) Safeguarding livelihoods and decrease impact of the COVID19 through the roll-out of community-based programming to provide social support services at the household-level to vulnerable families - supporting GHRP strategic objective 2.1, 2.2 and 2.4
The project timeframe is six months. By the end of the implementation period, the partners (EWB- DK and WHI-SL) expect to have contributed to the global response on COVID through a reduction in COVID19 cases (and other infectious diseases) linked to poor hygiene and lack of access to safe WASH facilities/water supply under objective 1. Have improved hygiene at family level and in the two health points while mitigate or prevent the spread of the virus within two vulnerable communities in the Slums of Freetown, Sierra Leone also under objective 1. It is also expected that the impact of lock downs and quarantine have been mitigated for the most vulnerable families in the two communities through distribution of food supply (e.g. female headed households, people living with disability, elders, pregnant women, those living with TB or HIV, etc.). Other vulnerable group targeted in present intervention is the patients at two community health facilities supporting the efforts under objective 2.