Covid-19 response and prevention in Myanmar: Safety and hygiene materials for communities in need
During the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Advancing Community Empowerment in Southeastern Myanmar project (ACE), funded by USAID, shared critical information about the virus in remote villages. This was followed by the provision of hygiene kits to isolated communities, helping to prevent disease transmission.
Currently, Myanmar is in the midst of a second wave of the virus, and the ACE project has been collaborating with 12 local ACE partners in Kayin, Mon and Kayah States to provide safety and hygiene materials to their staff and to the communities they serve, with potentially over 500,000 people set to directly benefit. Items include safety and hygiene materials such as cloth masks, infrared thermometers and hand sanitizer, as well as personal protective equipment (PPE) N-95 masks. Learn more in this video and accompanying photo story.