Monday 8 June 2020

Impacts of Covid-19 on African Children

The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented with the virus spreading in almost all countries in the world. In Africa, all 54 out 55 countries have reported at least one COVID-19 infection. While confirmed COVID-19 cases on the continent remain relatively low- partly attributable to early and decisive action taken by many African governments as well as a youthful population – the COVID-19 pandemic has hit Africa hard, not only as a health crisis but also as a devastating socio-economic crisis that may persist over the months and years to come.

Monday 8 June 2020

Educating Children around Zimbabwe about Covid-19 through Radio

A Save the Children sponsored radio programme called JuniorZi started airing on ZiFM Stereo recently. It focuses on informing and educating children about Covid-19, helping them understand the importance of adhering to prevention measures such as, hand washing and social distancing, respond to the Covid-19 questions from children, and ultimately help children to protect themselves.During the programme child friendly Covid-19 related messages are broadcasted, with the passcode for the children calling-in during the programme being #ProtectAGeneration.

Monday 1 June 2020

Q & A session:A focus on the Mobile Outreach program

A Question and Answer session with Sibongile Damasane, Norad Transition Project Manager. She explains the Mobile Outreach sessions which were being conducted by Save the Children in the hard to reach areas of Zimbabwe.

Monday 1 June 2020

Protecting Staff from the Coronavirus

Prior to entry, temperature checks using a hand-held thermometer are conducted on all staff and visitors, and this is followed by compulsory hand washing. In addition, everyone who enters the premises is expected to be wearing a mask in line with the directive from the President of Zimbabwe. Within the office compound, more hand-washing stations have also been placed at all entry points which include the entrance to the kitchen and main office.

Monday 1 June 2020

Strengthening Covid-19 response systems in Zimbabwe

To boost the nation’s preparedness to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Save the Children donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) And Non-Food-items (NFIs) for use at hospitals and quarantine centres in Matobo and Beitbridge districts.