Kigali, 29 June 20, The Rwanda-Australia Alumni Organization has donated a hygiene kits at Kibagabaga District Hospital and Ndera Sector of Gasabo District, City of Kigali that will be used in fighting the spread of covid-19 pandemic.
The materials distributed include face masks, portable hand washing sinks, hand sanitizers, banners with key messages of anti covid-19 to be placed in the public settings, among others.
The motives behind this donation are to play a role in the battle of preventing the spread of coronavirus according to Bugingo Spincer, a member of the Rwanda-Australia Alumni Organization.
“We have got the funds through the Australian Embassy to Rwanda, we decided to use them by joining Rwandan people in containing the spread of covid-19 because for all measures to be successful it is not only the task of government entities but also general public must work together. That’s how one part has been brought to Kibagabaga District Hospital and the other to Ndera Sector”, he said.
The Managing Director of Kibagabaga District Hospital, Dr Mutaganzwa Avit welcomed the donation saying it’s a support to what the Ministry of Health provides.
“These are the materials we need on a daily basis whenever Covid-19 is still there. As we work day and night what we have can be insufficient due to a big number of patients, visitors even staff who use them. So, we value this support.” Dr Mutaganzwa said.
“Having enough equipment will help us to comply with anti-covid 19 measures easily at sector office, Cells and Village levels”, says Iradukunda Patrick the-in charge of health, Hygiene and Sanitation within Ndera Sector.
Rwanda-Australia Alumni Organization has at least 50 members until now. Kibagabaga District Hospital and Ndera Sector have been selected to benefit from the donation as the ones that serve many people from rural areas in the City of Kigali.
The Covid-19 pandemic is an ongoing pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019.
As of 28 June 2020, more than 10 million cases of Covid 19 have been reported worldwide and more than 505, 000 people died.
Common symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath and loss of sense of smell. There is no known vaccine or specific antiviral but treatment is symptomatic and supportive therapy.
Recommended preventive measures include hand washing practices, maintaining distance from other people, wearing face masks in public settings among others.