On December 31, 2019 The Government of China reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia of an unknown strain transmitted from person to person in Wuhan city, Hubei Province. A novel coronavirus was then identified and scientifically code-named COVID-19. On January 30, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. On March 11, 2020, WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a Pandemic. Most of the world’s countries and territories have now reported at least one confirmed case of COVID-19, and the risk of continued spread between and within countries is very high.
Covid-19 Response under Tualu Ama Ecora Campaign
Amani Initiative has partnered with West Nile Youth Empowerment Center (WYEC) and other CSO’s within Arua District to implement the Tualu Ama Ecora Campaign (An initiative of West Nile Youth Empowerment Center initiative) aimed to respond to Covid-19 through the tagline Act Now,Reach Out,Speak Out. Tualu Ama Ecora a Lugbara word means “Together We Can”
Objectives of the Tualu Ama Ecora Campaign
- Mobilize all sections of society to act and prevent Covid-19
- Increase information on COVID-19 in grassroots Communities through door to door information dissemination among the public regarding the COVID-19 and how best to save ourselves from being victims of this pandemic using the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization Guidelines.
- Reduce cases of gender based violence and child abuse at household levels due to Covid-19 lock-down effect.