AT A GLANCE COVID-19 RESPONSE
People Covered By
Awareness & Sensitization
People Covered By Hygiene Promotion
Household Covered By Food Assistance
Cash Support (BDT.)
TOGETHER AGAINST COVID-19
The outbreak of COVID-19 is spreading human suffering, crippling the global economy and upending people’s lives. Bangladesh government has taken various steps to prevent this highly infectious disease. However, the outbreak of coronavirus has put the general health system of Bangladesh on high alert while its facilities are already struggling to handle regular patients in the capital and elsewhere. The handling of this infectious disease is marked by such patterns of denial, panic and mismanagement. The crisis has already transformed into an economic and labour market shock, impacting not only supply but also demand. As a consequence, day laborers, working-class people, unemployed poor people, and lower-middle-class people are undergoing through the uncertainties of their livelihoods. People are forced to get out to earn their livelihoods not taking the fear of coronavirus into account, which has increased the risk of getting mass people infected by this virus. If not properly addressed the economic and social crisis created by the pandemic will increase inequality, exclusion, discrimination, mistrust and global unemployment in the medium and long term. In this critical situation, WAVE undertakes multifaceted activities and initiatives in different phases to combat the coronavirus and its resulting crisis. The organization has taken several measures to raise public awareness and sensitization in different working zones for preventing coronavirus including miking and leaflet distribution, distribution of various cleaning supplies and food assistance following the rules and regulations by the government. Besides, WAVE is providing special orientations to staff, program participants, encouraging communication to the nearest health center/hospital or IEDCR hotline if coronavirus infection occurs, maintaining regular contact with local public representatives and administration and disseminating information through youth engagement and social media. WAVE is confident about building a sustainable constituency of stakeholders on COVID-19 prevention and preparedness. Also, on improving the responsiveness and quality delivery of existing health services. WAVE believes that national and global collaboration during coronavirus is extremely important whereas we have to act with unity and work together in a collective response.