An estimated 1.8 million children under the age of 5 die each year from diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, the two leading causes of death of young children worldwide. Washing hands with soap can protect about 1 child in 3 suffering from diarrhea and nearly 1 in 5 children with respiratory infections such as pneumonia.
Based on this, the “Soap bubbles against Coronavirus” initiative reached the “Love Uganda Foundation” home for orphans and street children http://bit.ly/3sfNmiI, in Kalagi, Mukono district – Kampala (Uganda).
The Love Uganda Foundation was established in 2012 to protect children orphaned or abandoned because of AIDS and poverty, and reintroduce them in their family or social contexts. The founder was Emmanuel Kitumba McMillan, himself grew between misery and difficulties.
The team of young Ugandan women and men of R-Evolution for the Children and Vulnerable was very warmly welcomed by the children and young people hosted here, thus giving the opportunity to share with them how to wash their hands in a practical and effective way according to the guidelines from the Ministry of Health and WHO, in order to reduce the spread of many preventable infectious diseases with proper hygiene, including, but not limited to, the coronavirus.
The team has distributed everything needed to wash and sanitize hands properly, including what may seem the most obvious but are often the least available. He was also able to distribute food, clothes and much more thanks to all who offered donations of all kinds http://bit.ly/2K5hzzK