Amref Health Africa is implementing a Hygiene Behavior Change Coalition (HBCC) project in Kyotera and Kampala districts to prevent and control the spread of CCOVID-19 among the vulnerable communities. The project started in August 2020 in four divisions i.e Rubaga, Kawempe, Makindye and Nakawa in Kampala and seven Sub Counties i.e Kyotera T/C, Kansensero T/C, Mutukula T/C, Kakuuto S/C, Nabigaasa S/C, and Nangooma S/C. The goal of the project is to Achieve rapid hygiene behavior change for the prevention and control of COVID-19 among vulnerable communities in the districts of Kampala and Kyotera.
Key activities include public awareness through mass media where 9 TV talk shows, 54 radio talk shows, 24 public awareness drives, 1100 spot messages, 42 billboards, 8500 IEC materials have been printed and distributed within the targeted areas. In addition, personal protective equipment (PPEs) which include 1500 masks, 1500 aprons have been distributed to VHTs, 239 face shields given to health workers in 35 public health facilities in Kyotera district.