New funding adapts malaria network for key role in Zambia's COVID-19 response
New funding will allow some 200,000 rural Zambians to prepare for global pandemic COVID-19, by strengthening and adapting community systems already in place through Transaid’s MAMaZ against Malaria (MAM) at Scale programme, using new funding from international philanthropy, the FIA Foundation.
Transaid’s work has involved developing hygiene and social distancing posters in English and local languages, plus the use of community radio. Together with its partners in the MAM at Scale programme, it has also been contributing heavily to the Community Health Worker National Guidelines and supporting the district health teams in giving educational talks in local communities on prevention and response. Transaid has also been helping to build resilience by stocking up food banks in180 communities for the most vulnerable.
Founded by Save the Children, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and its Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, Transaid, shares 25 years’ worth of expertise in 23 countries with partners and governments – empowering people to build the skills they need to transform their own lives.