Southern African Nutrition Initiative – Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Reporting Organization:CARE Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 1,100,000
Timeframe: July 16, 2020 - March 31, 2021
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

CARE Canada

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Zambia - $ 451,000.00 (41.00%)

Mozambique - $ 396,000.00 (36.00%)

Malawi - $ 253,000.00 (23.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Infectious & Communicable Diseases (100.00 %)

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This project aims to lessen the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on poor and marginalized communities in targeted areas of Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. Aligned with national pandemic response plans, this project works to help reduce the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, by increasing the capacity of health care centers, health care workers, and communities to prevent and respond to the pandemic. Project activities include: (1) providing training to facility- and community-based health workers to better identify and respond to COVID-19; (2) providing health centers with essential hygiene and sanitation supplies, including locally-procured personal protective equipment; (3) raising awareness about COVID-19 prevention and safe hygiene and sanitation practices among community members; (4) increasing access to essential hygiene and sanitation supplies at the household level; and (5) strengthening community-based sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response mechanisms. This project expects to directly benefit 59,000 women, girls, men, and boys in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. This project also expects to indirectly benefit an additional 1,075,000 women, men, girls and boys.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Children, girls Children, boys
Total Direct Population: 8,056
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144 Training provided
819 Training provided
1,554 Soap provided
62,000 hygiene and sanitation products distributed
5,539 household visits and community meetings held
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved capacity of health centers and health care workers to prevent and respond to COVID-19; and (2) increased capacity of communities to prevent and respond to COVID-19.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of September 2020 include: (1) training was provided to 144 facility-based health care workers on the prevention and management of COVID-19; (2) training was provided to 649 community-based health care workers and 170 community health entrepreneurs on COVID-19 response; (3) soap was provided to 1,554 households in Mozambique; (4) over 62,000 hygiene and sanitation products were distributed to health facilities in Zambia; and (5) household visits and community meetings on the topic of sexual and gender-based violence were organized in Mozambique and Zambia, which were attended by 5,539 people.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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