Project profile — Multi-country COVID-19 Emergency Response



Overview 

CA-3-P010733001
$3,745,141
Canadian Red Cross (CA-CRA_ACR-3119219814)
2021-10-29 - 2023-01-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (50.00%)
• Asia, regional (50.00%)

Sector 

• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (20.00%)
Basic nutrition (12240) (15.00%)
Health personnel development (12281) (5.00%)
• Health: COVID-19 control (12264) (45.00%)
• Water And Sanitation: Basic sanitation (14032) (15.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

This project is a 12-month Canadian Red Cross initiative that aims to decrease coronavirus (COVID-19) related mortality and morbidity of populations. The project focuses on those experiencing marginalization and/or vulnerability in six conflict-impacted countries in Africa (Central African Republic, Somalia and South Sudan), the Americas (Haiti), Asia (Bangladesh) and the Middle East (Syria). This is achieved by a series of activities designed to increase equitable coverage of public health and health care services for people infected with COVID-19 and improve community response to and recovery from COVID-19 with specific measures for women, girls and those experiencing marginalization or vulnerability. The project expects to reach a total of 1,168,400 people ((537,446 men and 630,954 women).

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) Increased equitable coverage of public health and health care services for people infected with COVID-19; and (2) Improved community response to and recovery from COVID-19 that include specific measures for women, girls and those experiencing marginalization or vulnerability.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2023) include: (1) identified 3,880 people (1,582 women and 2,298 men) with potential COVID-19 cases and they were then referred to health centres by volunteers and community members; (2) vaccinated 837,065 people against COVID-19 (8,963 women, 9,488 men and 697,314 not disaggregated); (3) trained 694 volunteers and community members (281 women and 413 men) on COVID-19 symptoms and early detection or cases; (4) trained 290 volunteers (140 women and 150 men) on providing awareness activities to communities on harmful sexual and gender based violence practices—especially when aggravated by COVID-19; (5) procured 660,027 pieces of personal protective equipment including hand sanitizer, masks, gloves and protective gowns; (6) procured and installed 275 handwashing stations; and (7) project activities directly helped 595,771 people—1,147 more than the original target (209,942 women and 285,829 men). The activities indirectly helped 3,846,961 people—more than double the original target (1,955,085 women and 1,888,878 men).

Budget and spending 


Original budget $200,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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