COVID IN UGANDA
On March 22nd, Uganda health officials confirmed the first Covid 19 in Uganda. Covid 19 presents a unique set of challenges for already improvished and vulnerable communities that we serve. There has been loss of family income, poor health and sanitation, rising food prices for already at risks mothers living in rural areas. These has therefore presented violence, abuse and maternal Deaths.
On 31st march the president of Uganda declares a lockdown and curfew in the whole country leaving the vulnerable mothers at stake. Reaching the hospital became a problem since most of them use the cheapest means of transport Motorcycles (Boda Boda in the local Language). It’s been so hard for the women to get to hospital. Therefore TSMP reaches out to these mothers on phone call made by either a Village VHT's ,welwisher or a local government official.
WHAT IS TSMP'S DOING TO RESPOND TO THE PANDEMIC
We're raising awareness of COVID-19 in the communities we work in.
TSMP is monitoring the impact on our operations and place paramount importance on the safety and well-being of our staff and communities. We are following public health guidance issued by national government and the World Health Organization and drawing upon our experience of responding in medical emergencies.
We are working with communities, national government and partners to tackle the spread of coronavirus, and to ensure that the impacts of the crisis on the rights and well-being of children and women is being catered for. In response to the pandemic, we are focusing on the following areas:
Health and hygiene
Social Distance during our operations. A new inpatient shade is being put up to accommodate a number of patients ensuring 2 meter seat.
Ensuring that workers ware protective gears at all times when on duty.
Temperature Testing to all clients and workers on duty