As a form of concern and commitment to the prevention and handling of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Sumba, Misereor (Germany) supports a collaborative program between YHS, Kedde Sumba, Caritas Hospital and Seraphine in Southwest Sumba.
This two-month program (June-July 2020) includes the procurement and distribution of equipment for medical staff at Caritas Hospital, 2 clinics and 16 health community centers in the form of 1000 N95 masks, 240 aprons, 240 gloves, 50 liters of hand sanitizers and 50 liters of disinfectants.
For the community, as many as 3000 masks (washable) and 1700 liquid soaps will be distributed to the community of YHS, Kedde Sumba and the Seraphine.
Regarding prevention of Covid-19 transmission, Kedde Sumba produces and distributes leaflets and brochures. YHS produces and distributes local language videos related to social distancing, using of masks, washing hands, increasing body immunity, and healthy food and balanced nutrition.
In order to contribute to the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic socio-economic impacts, the collaboration will help to supply and distribute clean water to 50 remote villages, procure seedlings and tillers for around 70 families and procure learning materials for children.
This collaboration will conduct a survey, collect data and ensure that assistance is given to medical staffs and communities that have not received similar assistance (preventing the doubling of aid), vulnerable groups and community groups affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The whole process of implementing activities will comply with Covid-19 prevention protocol established by the Indonesia government and WHO.