The COVID-19 global pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge to countries around the world. With 1.2 million confirmed cases of infection and 70,482 deaths recorded worldwide the coronavirus is a pandemic on a scale not seen since the Spanish Influenza of 1918.
As of 6th April, Ghana has recorded 214 confirmed cases and 5 official deaths related to Coronavirus. Ghana’s highly contained spread has largely been down to the swift action of government through lockdown of borders, quick dissemination of social distancing and good hygiene practices.
It is imperative Ghana does not rest on its laurels and stays ahead of the curve. Government, non-governmental organizations and citizens must all come together to ensure every single member of our society is ready and well equipped to protect themselves against this common enemy.
United Way Ghana is playing its part to ensure residents within underserved communities in Accra and Kumasi get the attention they deserve. Our COVID-19 response fund is configured to ensure community readiness in the face of the coronavirus with a 3 - pronged approach:
1. Community Sensitization (in local languages)
To ensure residents of Accra and Kumasi are well informed on COVID-19 preventive measures
2. Childhood literacy
With the disruption of all activity including the closure of schools it is imperative our pupils are engaged while at home. United Way Ghana is thus providing educational materials uniquely tailored towards educating pupils on COVID-19 prevention but also making sure they have ample material to keep them engaged academically.
3. Donation of personal protective equipment (PPE)
Providing households and community clinics with PPEs which include face masks, soaps and hand sanitizers.
Our goal is simple. Reach as many households, in as many communities as possible. Through partnership with local community organizers like Mother of All Nations Foundation, Muslim Family Counseling Services and Achievers Ghana we are ready to act.
Yet, we cannot do this without you. Partner with us today by donating money or in-kind. Your money will go a long way towards supporting a marginalized individual or household in need during this time of great upheaval.