Our Covid-19 Response
Covid-19 is hitting low-income countries like Tanzania hard. Impacted by poverty, high incidence of underlying health risks from infectious diseases, and a shortage of medical facilities and supplies, the outbreak is overwhelming the health system and communities. Without adequate supplies and evidence-based information reaching villages, Covid-19 infection rates have been soaring. Asili Research Alliance is committed to improving healthcare outcomes for people in Tanzania and when our partners in Tanzania asked for our assistance, we jumped in to help the communities we serve make it through this deadly pandemic.
Working closely with health care providers and community leaders in Tanzania, we’ve sourced prevention materials that will have the greatest impact in containing Covid-19 to be distributed in high-risk rural areas surrounding Dar es Salaam, the city with the highest number of cases.
Face Masks and Sewing Pattern
Masks will be made locally in Tanzania using a pattern to ensure high standards. Since the pattern will be freely available, people can make the masks at home. We will also include material and sizes that will appeal to children.
The hand sanitizer we will distribute free of charge is made locally at the National Institute for Medical Research in Tanzania.
Covid-19 Fact Sheets and Illustrated Posters
Collaborating with CRS and Hesperian Health Guides, we will distribute fact sheets and illustrated posters that emphasize the three pillars of prevention: washing hands, using a face mask and social distancing. The fact sheet produced by Hesperian Health Guides gives comprehensive information about Covid-19 in Swahili and is appropriate for healthcare workers.
Can you Help?
Your donation will help us to provide covid-19 preventative care packages free of charge to communities that are at high risk for rapid spread of the disease. In the spirit of our global family, we ask you to consider a one-time gift or monthly donation to ensure that Tanzania will not be left behind.