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Covid-19

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face. 

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

To help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), avoid close contact with anyone you do not live with and wash your hands regularly.

To stop coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading:

  • Try to stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from anyone you do not live with or anyone not in your support bubble
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not availablewash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • Wear something that covers your nose and mouth when it’s hard to stay away from people, such as in shops or on public transport
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • Follow the government’s social distancing guidance about what you can and cannot do outside your home.

 

What we do

  1. Outreach – In Africa, our frontline Volunteers and health care workers are regularly on the streets and market places, sensitising the general public on how they can prevent themselves and others from spreading the infection.
  1. Donation of PPE’s – We donate PPE’s to Schools, Churches, Hawkers, The Police Forces, Institutions, Mourners on Funeral Grounds, we support families who can’t afford food and essentials.
  1. In the UK we organise Virtual International Conferences and Online Training to reach out to all our members both at home and abroad to ensure that no one is left behind in acquiring the needed information in the global fight against the spread of Covid-19.