To reduce risk of transmission of Ebola and water related illnesses in Kyaka II Settlement, Uganda through strengthening community preparedness. The growing population movement of DRC refugees to Uganda has a severe impact on the existing and limited social networks and infrastructure, especially in the Western-Uganda Kyegegwa district (Kyaka II). The Project targets 2 zones in Kyaka II settlement i.e. Itambabinigna and Sweswe
– Ebola risk communication, Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA), hygiene promotion (HP);
– Community-based surveillance (CBS) at community level;
– Psychosocial first aid support (PSS – FA);
– Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) measures;
– Strengthen the National Society in Epidemic Preparedness through dissemination of the EVD Contingency plans.
The project targets Congolese refugees in Kyaka II settlement. The majority of the Congolese refugees are women and children, including people with special needs.
Number of people to be assisted: 15,000 people / 3000 households