Asante Africa Foundation is closely monitoring global developments on COVID-19 and following recommendations from both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
We are utilizing and sharing Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda national guidance information day by day as well as what we can access in the USA.
Our youth are helping to get the word out within their communities and are a key force to ensure FACTS win out over MYTHS. (Swahili & English).
Follow ONLY your local health authorities and government guidelines, for advice. We have collected trusted resources to share with your family and friends.
Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Help and Resources
Toll Free Number: 1195
More Hotline Numbers
Domestic Violence Amid Covid-19
Toll Free Numbers: 116 and 117
0800 780 100
Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children – National Plan of Action to end Violence Against Women and Children in Tanzania
Toll free line for GBV UG police: 0800 199 195
Legal advice and referral services: 0800 100 150
Counseling and referrals on violence against women: 0800 200 600
Report Child Abuse: 116
Ministry of Gender Labour & Social Development
WHAT IS COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (6 feet) with people who are unwell.
FAQ’s – Johns Hopkins University: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/covid-19-basics/faq
FAQ’s – United Nations: https://www.un.org/en/coronavirus/covid-19-faqs
HOW DO I KEEP SAFE?
You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:
- Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
- Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze
- Avoid close contact (6 feet) with people who are unwell or if you are out in public
- Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell
- Listen to your local government and follow the rules
- Avoid spreading news that is not verified by a trusted source
Shareable Resources and Graphics
SWAHILI: Infographics / Images
UGANDA: Key Messages for Teachers (English)
Staying at Home During the Spread of The Coronavirus-Infographic pdf
Kukaa Nyumbani Katika Kipindi Cha Maambukizi Ya Coronavirus pdf
Okusigala Ewaka Mu Kaseera K’okusasaana Kwa Coronavirus pdf
GENDER IMPLICATIONS OF COVID-19 OUTBREAKS IN DEVELOPMENT AND HUMANITARIAN SETTINGS
How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering
What is Social Distancing?