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COVID-19 Response

In December 2019, China reported cases of a viral pneumonia caused by a previously unknown pathogen that emerged in Wuhan, a city of 11 million people in central China. Currently, there is no specific treatment against COVID-19 in the world. Uganda particularly is in a vulnerable position of having a wide spread of the virus given that it has already confirmed over 30,000 cases. With porous border points and internal incapacities, it is therefore important that Uganda and it’s local and international partners invest heavily in preventive and care measures to curb down further spread of the COVID-19 and minimize its impact in the country and more so to the peri-urban and rural parts of the country.

SARD-Net with support from SCIAF and Trocaire contributes in the emergency response to COVID-19 in Uganda. The main goal of the project is to improve household hygiene and sanitation to curb the impact of COVID-19 in Uganda.

SARD-Net staff and District officials of Lamwo District for a Radio talk show to sensitize the community on COVID-19 on Mighty Fire FM in Kitgum town, Northern Uganda.


Delivery of hand washing kits to Kuubi village, Erussi Sub County, Nebbi District


A hand washing kit provided by SARD-Net for ‘Junction Market’ in Ndhew Sub County, Nebbi District.


Delivery of a hand washing kit and a megaphone to Orussi health center III in Erussi Sub County, Nebbi District.
Key Achievements:
  • 10,000 people consisting of 5,800 females and 4,200 males were sensitized on COVID-19 by SARD-Net.
  • 580 households consisting of 3,480 people (2,088females and 1,392males) received facemasks to prevent spread of COVID-19 in the community.
  • 290 households received hand washing soap to prevent spread of COVID-19 in the community.
  • 350 households; 10 community market places and 20 institutions received hand washing kits and jerry cans to prevent spread of COVID-19 and improve hygiene and sanitation at household level.
  • 20 megaphones were distributed to 20 villages i.e. for 18 VHTs and 2 Community mobilisers to sensitize the community on COVID-19 and other related diseases in Erussi and Ndhew sub counties, Nebbi District, Uganda.