Awareness campaign and distribution of prevention kits against COVID-19 in Kisenso
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been shaken by the coronavirus pandemic since March 10, 2020, the day of the declaration of its first confirmed case. With more than 12 million inhabitants, Kinshasa is the most affected city. It alone has 3,500 cases out of the 3,800 confirmed as of June 5, 2020. Hence the importance of raising awareness among the population of this cosmopolitan city.
Therefore, ActionAid International supported its local partner the Development Community in the Democratic Republic of Congo (CODEC / ONGD) with the technical, logistical and financial support to raise awareness among the population of the commune of Kisenso territory of Kinshasa capital city
Therefore, the Development Community in the Democratic Republic of Congo (CODEC / ONGD) obtained from its partner ActionAid International the technical, logistical and financial support to raise awareness among the population of the commune of Kisenso territory of Kinshasa capital city.
The launching of the campaign took place on Friday 5th May 2020 in the presence of the chief medical officer of the district leaders, the bourgmetre of the commune of Kisenso and a delegation of Actionaid.
The distribution of prevention kits to the great satisfaction of the beneficiaries constituted with water tanks, tap seals, basins, soaps, hydroalcoholic gels, disinfectants, handkerchiefs, gloves for medical personnel, mufflers and others.
“Kisenso aspires to development. But it takes a healthy population to achieve this. Hence the need to raise awareness among the population against this dangerous pandemic. The municipality is already affected with 10 cases including 1 death. We extend our sincere thanks to Actionaid for this support which provides the population with not only the message, but also the prevention and protection kits,” said Jacques Bile, the bourgmestre.
With the aim of preserving the health of the population, Actionaid, called on the population to respect the barrier measures and other measures adopted by the WHO and the national authorities to fight against Coronavirus disease.