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    JJS-CCRP Initiatives for Prevention of COVID-19

    Since the Novel Corona virus has turned as an outbreak, Coastal Community Resilience Project intends to grip the situation through mainstreaming their project activities. With support of JJS-CCRP project and following Government regulations, project personnel and CRAG, CSP, group leaders are intensively functioning to prevent COVID-19 focusing for the support of workless poorest vulnerable groups. The project management follows strategies and focuses on “Group base approaches” on knowledge dissemination, maintaining social distance and other health hygienic considerations. The project had prior experience to develop strong network which has been continuing in the situation and therefore supporting to the project beneficiaries from prevention of pandemic situation.

    JJS-CCRP initiates COVID-19 Response Activity from the beginning when COVID situation are gradually turning an outbreak. At initiation, five online/distance training had conducted among project field staffs on COVID-19 response plan. After that, the project has facilitated 11 training sessions among 150 CSP, LGI representatives, UDMC/UP members, CS members, CPP, religious leaders and union health assistant to develop their knowledge and skills on personal protection at community level and participated on 13 meetings at district and upazila level both in Mongla and Sharankhola upazila. Eight group networks have updated on COVID-19 awareness through local electronic media and have performed on field demonstration of hand washing practices at cluster level. One of the major incentives of the project have distributed standard hygiene kits (e.g. bucket, soap, detergent and personal protective gears including mask, apron, hand sanitizer) at different level including 600 poor households, 290 local elected body and government officials, 126 volunteers, health assistant and UDMC/UP members. The field staffs are continuing weekly monitoring of local COVID-19 outbreak and daily update (e.g. suspects tested, confirmed cases, death etc.) from valid source (Civil Surgeon office endorsed) and disseminate awareness messages over phone call to 6000 HHs. Moreover, the project has experienced to build linkage among 556 poor households with union parishad, district and sub-district level administration for distribution of Government food aid.