COVID-19 Response in Rwanda

The Global Communities Rwanda team is working with USAID to provide technical response to this pandemic through messaging and provision of handwashing facilities to communities and business centers, as well as linkages to care for suspected COVID-19 cases.  Proposed COVID-19 activities include provision of handwashing facilities and personal protective equipment (PPE), dissemination of prevention messages, and supporting and training local emergency response teams. 

In Rwanda, our USAID/PEPFAR funded Improved Services for Vulnerable Populations (ISVP) program (2015–2020) has a project goal of assisting 50,000 vulnerable households to reduce economic vulnerability by empowering parents to make investments that meet the unique needs of their families, particularly young children and adolescents. The project’s regular activities include a combination of interventions such as health and hygiene promotion, creation of clinical-community linkages, and economic strengthening in ways that the Government of Rwanda and local communities can sustain over time. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the ISVP team has submitted a concept note to USAID, detailing how it can utilize its current structure to provide technical response to this pandemic through messagin g and provision of handwashing facilities to communities and business centers, as well as linkages to care for suspected COVID-19 cases. Proposed COVID-19 activities include provision of handwashing facilities and personal protective equipment (PPE), dissemination of prevention messages, and supporting and training local emergency response teams.

Read more about our global capacity in preventing, mitigating and responding to outbreaks of infectious disease.

Region: Rwanda
Area of expertise: Covid-19