COVID-19 affected access to services as people avoid health facilities when the first cases were announced. Health outreaches to take services closer to communities far from health facilities stopped as restrictions were put in place to stop the disease from spreading.
When the Ministry of Health released new guidelines, Aya Uzazi worked with the counties to ensure services continued and community outreach resumed. The project helped to train and equip service providers and community volunteers to safely continue their work.
The project also collaborated with the county and other partners in risk communication to empower communities with information on COVID-19 prevention.
Peter Kimemia was selected by local community health workers to attend a training session on COVID-19. Although he was involved in youth activities in his hometown of Molo, Nakuru County, this was the first time for him to attend a formal training.