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COVID-19 Response in Sri Lanka

Published 04/04/2020 by Global Communities

The Global Communities team in Sri Lanka is collaborating with government health authorities to protect communities from COVID-19. Activities have included addressing the urgent needs of hospitals, schools, health facilities and health workers for personal protective equipment disinfectant equipment, setting up isolation units and other items, and social messaging to raise awareness in targeted populations about how the virus is transmitted and simple measures that they can take to slow and stop new infections.

In Sri Lanka, the USAID-funded Social Cohesion and Reconciliation Activity (SCORE) program (2018–2021) is working to advance social cohesion and reconciliation, reduce socio-economic disparities and enhance community resilience, in part through its support to local community-led platforms, as well as multiple local partner organizations. The SCORE team has proposed to the US mission in Sri Lanka ways that SCORE sub-grantee organizations, in collaboration with government health authorities, can work to protect communities from COVID-19.
Articles on our COVID-19 response in Sri Lanka:

United States Donates Mobile Testing Unit to Fight COVID-19 in Moneragala
SCORE Holds International Webinar on Transformative Role of Women During COVID-19
USAID SCORE in Sri Lanka Provides 4,000 Hygiene Kits to Help Vulnerable Women During COVID-19
USAID SCORE in Sri Lanka Supports Hospitals and Health Offices in Matara and Kalutara to Contain COVID-19 Spread
SCORE Assists Schools with Setting Up Health Rooms and Added Healthcare Among Schoolchildren
Transformative Role of Women during COVID-19 and Beyond: Challenges & Opportunities Webinar
SCORE’s Timely Donations to Combat Covid-19 Help Build Capacities to Speed Up Opening of Kilinochchi Hospital
SCORE, Through Partner Shanthiham, Increases Access to Mental Health Services During Covid-19 Lockdown and Beyond
Making Schools Safer for Children to Return During COVID-19 in Sri Lanka
USAID SCORE Trainees Use Newly Acquired Tailoring Skills to Help Community During COVID-19 Pandemic
USAID SCORE-Donated Equipment Helps Keep School Dengue-Free

Schools Use USAID SCORE-donated COVID-19 Protective Equipment to Ensure Safety to Children Facing Crucial Government Examinations

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