Our COVID-19 Response in Haiti, South Sudan and Ukraine

Infection, Prevention and Control   
 

The first objective in our COVID-19 programs was to ensure that the healthcare facilities were prepared for a COVID-19 outbreak in their region. The DotW team carried out training sessions to prepare healthcare staff and community health workers on COVID-19. These sessions focused on IPC strategies (quarantine, isolation, etc) as well as providing information on the COVID-19 virus including its etiology, transmission, symptoms, risk, diagnosis and treatment. Staff were also trained on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), particularly within the context of COVID-19. 

Besides training healthcare staff on COVID-19, Doctors of the World donated Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) supplies like PPE as well as medicine and medical equipment to the various healthcare facilities it supported in Haiti, Ukraine and South Sudan.  

Another key aspect of our COVID-19 response was raising community awareness by disseminating information about the virus to the public so that individuals were better equipped to recognize symptoms, prevent infection and seek out treatment. DotW prepared messages and presentations that were shared on the TV, radio, and across various social media platforms like Facebook. DotW had additionally partnered with local community leaders and organizations that could further amplify the message. 

In Ukraine, Doctors of the World organized phone consultations where individuals could call and receive the necessary information about COVID-19, as well as launched a video competition among children on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

The post Our COVID-19 Response in Haiti, South Sudan and Ukraine appeared first on Doctors of the World.

The post Our COVID-19 Response in Haiti, South Sudan and Ukraine appeared first on Doctors of the World.

This post was originally published on Doctors of the World.


Print Share Comment Cite Upload Translate
APA
Alexandra Nizet | Refugee Watch (2023-01-28T10:29:37+00:00) » Our COVID-19 Response in Haiti, South Sudan and Ukraine. Retrieved from https://www.refugee.watch/2022/11/15/our-covid-19-response-in-haiti-south-sudan-and-ukraine/.
MLA
" » Our COVID-19 Response in Haiti, South Sudan and Ukraine." Alexandra Nizet | Refugee Watch - Tuesday November 15, 2022, https://www.refugee.watch/2022/11/15/our-covid-19-response-in-haiti-south-sudan-and-ukraine/
HARVARD
Alexandra Nizet | Refugee Watch Tuesday November 15, 2022 » Our COVID-19 Response in Haiti, South Sudan and Ukraine., viewed 2023-01-28T10:29:37+00:00,<https://www.refugee.watch/2022/11/15/our-covid-19-response-in-haiti-south-sudan-and-ukraine/>
VANCOUVER
Alexandra Nizet | Refugee Watch - » Our COVID-19 Response in Haiti, South Sudan and Ukraine. [Internet]. [Accessed 2023-01-28T10:29:37+00:00]. Available from: https://www.refugee.watch/2022/11/15/our-covid-19-response-in-haiti-south-sudan-and-ukraine/
CHICAGO
" » Our COVID-19 Response in Haiti, South Sudan and Ukraine." Alexandra Nizet | Refugee Watch - Accessed 2023-01-28T10:29:37+00:00. https://www.refugee.watch/2022/11/15/our-covid-19-response-in-haiti-south-sudan-and-ukraine/
IEEE
" » Our COVID-19 Response in Haiti, South Sudan and Ukraine." Alexandra Nizet | Refugee Watch [Online]. Available: https://www.refugee.watch/2022/11/15/our-covid-19-response-in-haiti-south-sudan-and-ukraine/. [Accessed: 2023-01-28T10:29:37+00:00]
rf:citation
» Our COVID-19 Response in Haiti, South Sudan and Ukraine | Alexandra Nizet | Refugee Watch | https://www.refugee.watch/2022/11/15/our-covid-19-response-in-haiti-south-sudan-and-ukraine/ | 2023-01-28T10:29:37+00:00
https://github.com/addpipe/simple-recorderjs-demo