RELIEF & RESPONSE WORK DURING COVID-19 

Approach & Methodology: 

HDO with the support of the philanthropists, CSOs and community activists is responding to COVID-19 Emergency in District D.I.Khan and Tank of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through following methodology;

  • Distribution of 50 COVID Kits (Hand Sanitizer, soaps, Dettol, Masks) in needy people at Ward City-1 & 2 Tehsil & District D.I.Khan.
  • Distribution of 50 COVID Kits (Hand Sanitizer, soaps, Dettol, Masks) in needy people at Ward Gomal Bazar Tehsil & District Tank.
  • Community Awareness through awareness sessions & distribution of IEC material in public places and community of Ward City-1 & 2, Tehsil & District D.I.Khan.
  • Community Awareness through awareness sessions & distribution of IEC material in public places and community of Ward Gomal Bazar, Tehsil & District Tank.

Activities/Interventions:

Sr.#

Activity’s Name /Intervention(s)

Numbers

Location

Time period

Outreach

Male

Female

1

COVID Prevention Products/items Distribution

50

District D.I.Khan

May-June 2020

35

15

2

COVID Prevention Products/items Distribution

50

District Tank

May-June 2020

35

15

3

Awareness Raising at community level (Awareness session + IEC Material)

25

District D.I.Khan

May-June 2020

100

50

4

Awareness Raising at community level (Awareness session + IEC Material

25

District Tank

May-June 2020

100

50

Outcomes:

  • 100 kits are successfully distributed among target communities.
  • Locals were given information regarding Covid-19.
  • The activists from among the communities were mobilized to carry this message to other community members.
  • The local journalists were motivated to carry on stories/messages regarding safety measures to safeguard from Covid-19.

Address Food Security & Nutrition:

  • As a strict lockdown was imposed by the district administration in early days, the locals were sensitized to preserve their food as the shortage might expected in days to come. The message conveyed has relative effect as the target communities preserved the day-to-day food items which ensure food security of communities in COVID-19.

Challenges & Lesson Learned:

  • Unavailability/Shortage of resources.
  • Mobility issues due to lockdown.
  • People uncertainty regarding Covid-19.
  • Unawareness of the people regarding COVID-19.

Future Plan:

  • HDO will develop and implement healthy eating and active living project in selected schools in a district. Based on the project review, develop a district plan of action to combat obesity in primary school children.
  • HDO will motivate and build capacity of communities especially women according to improved nutrition education.