UBUNTU – Phase II
In the second phase, in addition to Istmina, our team supported 13 communities in the diocese of Istmina-Tadó – located on the San Juan River and the Pacific coast of the Chocó – in the fight against the coronavirus. The aim of the mission was, in addition to providing medical equipment, to train the health personnel in small medical stations so that they would be prepared for a strong outbreak of the pandemic.
We were able to achieve the following goals in Phase II of Mission UBUNTU:
- 180 health workers from 13 communities in Chocó were trained in basic techniques such as advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
- In addition, 55 community leaders were trained in corona prevention and general first aid with a focus on CPR.
- Medicines and hospital supplies were additionally delivered to 11 medical stations and 4 hospitals in the San Juan region and the Pacific coast of Chocó.
A detailed report, including an exciting incident on the river, can be found in our blog.
Period: May-June 2020
Locations: 13 rural communities on the San Juan River and the Pacific coast of the Chocó.
Project partners in Colombia: Diocese of Istmina-Tadó, Salamandra (international training centre for emergency and disaster relief), village health centres
Project partners in Germany/supporters: Adveniat
Costs: approx. 48,000 € in total (financed)