About this project
Bangladesh announced the first confirmed coronavirus cases in the country after three people tested positive for the infectious virus in the capital Dhaka on Sunday (8 March, 2020). Panicked citizens rushed to pharmacies across whole country demanding hygiene items which prices skyrocketed almost immediately. The prices of N95 masks jumped high due to suppliers' increase in price. Many people cannot afford any preventive items. Knowing that most of the Bangladeshis are poor, crowded and lack basic hygiene knowledge, they are the most susceptible to diseases like COVID-19. Today (27 march,2020) Bangladesh confirmed 4 new cases of coronavirus and 2 of them are doctors. Till now 48 people have tested positive for this virus. Bangladesh Gov. confirmed 5 of them died. And 11 have been released after they recovered and 32 are in hospitals and one of them is in critical condition.
Dhaka is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. If the Coronavirus spreads to at-risk communities, it threatens to be a catastrophe. Moreover, because the Bangladesh has one of the highest rates of poverty in the world, the chances of those who get infected to seek medical attention are extremely low.
There is an urgent need to educate and knowledge sharing on Coronavirus and provide immediate assistance to individuals who show sign of being infected. Awareness sessions will be conducted, where each will end with the distribution of hygiene kits that will include: N95 mask, sanitizer, alcohol-based soap, antimicrobial wet wipes sufficient for 1 family of 5 members. Awareness sessions will include COVID-19 symptoms, how COVID-19 is transmitted, preventive measures, what to do if a family member displays symptoms, how to wash hands properly, etc. And also train best preventive methods for contagious diseases to the people.
With very little education and when the virus spreads, it will spread very quickly and will result to thousands if not millions in morbidity and mortality. With pro-active prevention, the spread will be contained and damage minimal. Such a project can ensure the protection of vulnerable people and its surrounding communities, ensuring that such crowded places may not cause a national health crisis due to lack of basic hygiene awareness and preparedness if any member catch the COVID-19.
With your help we will provide education campaign via multiple sources and mainly through social media, flyers and leaflets, bulletin boards and small meetings in order to inform the public about symptoms of the virus, what to do in order to prevent transmission and what health precautions to take when a suspected case arise.
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Use of Proceeds
Soap for Hand Wash
One Month’s Food Supply