Better prepared and informed families to face COVID19

Speeches Shim

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
A girl is washing her hands with water facilitated by the project.
Save the Children

During the last 6 months, Save the Children and USAID, through the project Prevention in our hands: healthy and protected families, have assisted vulnerable families in North Lima and Piura so that they are better prepared to face the COVID19 pandemic. 

The project consisted of an integrated response to the health emergency. Families in vulnerable rural communities were given hygiene kits -which include liquid soap, detergent and bleach- and a set of containers to facilitate hand washing.
 
They were also given an informative brochure to prevent COVID-19 in communities that do not have access to public water supply. These were complemented by distribution of water through tanker trucks. Likewise, the beneficiary families received information, through printed and audio materials, and awareness campaigns through social networks, promoting hygiene routines and actions to prevent the contagion and spread of the coronavirus.
In addition, they received information about the prevention of gender violence and the protection of children.

Main results: 5,110 people received safe drinking water, 8,084 received hygiene kits, 16,837 people received information on how to deal with COVID19, 58,366 people received information on how to mitigate gender-based violence and 18,049 people received information on child protection.

Last updated: April 05, 2021

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