– Oxfam as part of the Welthungerhilfe Consortium of the EU Rural Development Program 1, support of 47 health care centers and 53 secondary schools in the Zerafshon valley.
With the support of the European Union, Oxfam GB is stepping up provision of health and hygiene items for 39 health care centers and 43 secondary schools in 53 villages in Panjakent and 8 health care centers and 10 secondary schools in 10 villages of Ainy district.
More than 75,000 people served by the health care centers and over 17, 000 schoolchildren and teachers, including support staff in schools are to benefit from these kits. The given action is a coordinated response to COVID-19 that Oxfam is contributing to curb the spread of the pandemic and mitigate collateral impacts for children, women, and vulnerable families they work with.
‘Remote communities with un-resourced medical items mostly bear the shock and burden of every crisis, and the coronavirus pandemic is no exception,” says Mirzomurod Samiev, Oxfam Project Coordinator. “The distribution and use of the hygiene kits will ensure schools and health care centers have an additional form of protection from COVID-19 and other diseases.”
All kits will be supplied with extra smart health tips/information materials to prevent the spread of coronavirus and other respiratory diseases. Schools and health centers will place these information materials in areas where the patients and children can read.
Distribution starts from the second week of July and plan to get completed by the last week of August 2020. The process will be supported and facilitate by the local administration unit.
Oxfam also will also conduct health and hygiene sessions to help parents in communities and schools to have better awareness from the recurrent impact of the pandemic, how to protect children and themselves, how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “We are encouraging our beneficiaries to use extreme caution when considering group gatherings or activities, follow social distancing” continue Samiev.
The total cost of hygiene packs is TJS 287,315. The distribution of hygiene kits has been funded by the Delegation of the European Union in Tajikistan under the ‘Enhancing Water and Natural Resources Management and Protection in upper catchments of Zarafshon Watershed’ project, implemented within the consortium led by Welthungerhilfe e.V. in partnership with Oxfam, CESVI, Innovations and Participation for Development (IPD) and AZAL.
Contact for Oxfam
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