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Covid-19

Covid 19 Corona Virus

Covid 19 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment. How it spreads

The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces.

You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth. COVID-19; the right way to wash your hands Video showing how to correctly wash hands.



Symptoms
Most Common
  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Tiredness


Less Common
  • Pain and aches
  • Sore throat
  • Diorea
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell


Serious Symptoms
  • Shortness of breathe
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Loss of speech or movement


Prevention
  • Help stop corona virus
  • STAY home as much as you can
  • KEEP a safe distance
  • WASH hands often
  • COVER your cough
  • SICK? call ahead


May 29, 2020 Vulnerable children and families face even greater risk of separation and hardship during this pandemic.  The health and safety of our children during this global crisis is our most important responsibility.

On March 19, 2020 the country of Uganda mandated a national lock down. This has left many families extremely vulnerable. The families are daily wage earners, who already struggle to feed their family. Now, without work, they are desperate. Raise Africa Child Uganda is committed to providing support to as many families as we can for as long as it takes to ensure their well-being. The families need immediate and emergency assistance. We want to help keep these families together! We have designed a relief response package which includes rice, wheat, oil, wheat, milk, and vegetables as well as soap, toothpaste, surgical masks, and sanitary supplies.

Raise African Child Uganda is ensuring rapid relief delivery to the families by this week. The cost of the emergency package is $65 per family (average household of 5) per month. If you are able to support our rapid relief response campaign, please donate. Raise African Child Uganda is leveraging its technology to ensure remote communications is available.

Raise African Child Ugandasocial workers and mental health counselors are using WhatsApp to assist the children residing in the community. Raise African Child Uganda team members are leading life skills education lessons on health and safety and are keeping them engaged and above all – protected and cared for.

This article highlights the measures that Raise African Child Uganda is taking to stop the spread of Covid-19 within the community. Our work will not stop. More than ever, the children and communities depend on Raise Africa Child Uganda – and we are there for them.