COVID-19 our impact Uganda

Our Impact

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Within hours, World Vision launched its broadest global response, one of our largest ever responses.

See how our efforts are limiting the spread of the disease and reducing its impact on the world's most vulnerable children and families. 

Our Response

We are responding in every country where we work in one form or another. Our response has already exceeded our initial goal of reaching 72 million  people, and we continue to implement programmes to help the most vulnerable children. We focus our impact on areas with pre-existing vulnerability and fragility, where children are most at risk: places affected by conflict, urban slums, and refugee settlements.

Where we are responding

COVER global Response map

People reached through our COVID-19 Response...*

0,000,001,000

. . . including 33,054,131 children. World Vision has surpassed our target of raising the US$350 million needed to reach the most vulnerable children
and families affected by COVID-19.

Through World Vision's work, every 60 seconds... a family gets water... a hungry child is fed... a family receives the tools to overcome poverty

 

 

Objective 1: Scale up preventative measures to limit the spread of disease

COVID-19 Icon People reached through promotion of preventative behaviours
41,437,340

People reached through promotion of preventative behaviours

Information, education, communication (IEC) materials printed and distributed icon
7,406,205

Information, education, communication (IEC) materials printed and distributed

COVID-19 icon Community members provided with preventative materials
17,685,006

Community members provided with preventative materials

COVID-19 icon Handwasing supplies distributed
8,425,497

Handwashing supplies distributed

COVID-19 icon comprehensive hygiene kits distributed
3,367,395

Comprehensive hygiene kits distributed

COVID-19 icon cleaning kits distributed to vulnerable communities
477,977

Cleaning kits distributed to vulnerable communities

COVID-19 icon community-level public handwashing stations established or maintained
145,791

Community-level public handwashing stations established or maintained

COVID-19 icon water, sanitation and hygiene facilities constructed or rehabilitated
146,161

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities constructed or rehabilitated

COVID-19 icon faith leaders disseminating preventative measures
199,735

Faith leaders engaged to promote preventative measures and create hope

1-10 People reached with vaccine acceptance messaging
1,630,055

People reached with vaccine acceptance messaging

obj_1-11 Studies conducted to inform vaccine messaging
41

Studies conducted to inform vaccine messaging

obj_1-12 Faith leaders trained to support vaccine acceptance
5,625

Faith leaders trained to support vaccine acceptance

Objective 2: Strengthen health systems and workers

Community health workers trained and supported icon
277,259

Community health workers trained and supported

COVID-19 icon medical personnel provided personal protective equipment (PEE)
2,243,987

Medical personnel provided with personal protection equipment (PPE)

COVID-19 Icon Masks distributed including to health facilities, health workers and communities
19,601,492

Masks distributed, including to health facilities, health workers, and communities

COVID-19 Icon Glove sets distributed, including to health facilities, health workers and communities
16,004,727

Glove sets distributed, including to health facilities, health workers, and communities

COVID-19 icon medical facilities assisted
38,174

Medical facilities assisted

Disinfectant kits distributed icon
819,215

Disinfectant kits distributed

COVID-19 icon people supported with the securing of safe quarantine and/or isolation spaces
538,062

People supported with the securing of safe quarantine and/or isolation spaces

COVID-19 Icon Quarantine and isolation spaces supported, rehabilitated or set-up
2,027

Quarantine and isolation spaces supported, rehabilitated, or set up

COVID-19 Icon people provided transportation support
16,390

People provided transportation support

obj_2-10 Community health workers trained for vaccine acceptance
7,698

Community health workers trained for vaccine acceptance

obj_2-11 Frontline workers trained on COVID-19 vaccination
2,385

Frontline workers trained on COVID-19 vaccination

obj_2-12 People trained on Citizen Voice and Action related to vaccine acceptance
7,150

People trained on Citizen Voice and Action related to vaccine acceptance

Objective 3: Support for children affected by COVID-19 through education, child protection, food security, and livelihoods

People (children & their families) reached through psychosocial support icon
4,884,510

People reached with information, education and communication (IEC) psychosocial support materials

COVID-19 icon Education materials provided to enable or support remote learning
2,235,098

Education materials provided to enable or support remote learning

COVID-19 Icon People provided with education support or training
2,724,223

People provided with education support or training

COVID-19 icon children reached with targeted, age-speciric health education
2,026,481

Children reached with targeted, age-specific health education

COVID-19 icon teachers provided with education training and support
77,531

Teachers provided with education training and support

COVID-19 Icon Cash and voucher assistance distributed
US$46,814,518

Cash and voucher assistance distributed

COVID-19 Icon People reached with cash and voucher assistance
3,148,880

People reached with cash and voucher assistance

COVID-19 Icon People reached with food and security assistance
9,167,738

People reached with food and security assistance

COVID-19 icon Children supported with child protection programming
1,871,305

Children supported with child protection programming

COVID-19 icon Frontline actors reached or trained on child protection programming
214,285

Frontline actors reached or trained on child protection programming

COVID-19 icon individuals supported with livelihoods training
330,734

Individuals supported with livelihoods training

COVID-19 Icon Households provided livelihoods assets
257,917

Households provided livelihoods assets

COVID-19 icon Savings groups organised
21,026

Savings groups organised

obj3-14 Children with disabilities receiving extra support during emergencies
4,932

Children with disabilities receiving extra support during emergencies

obj 3-14 Loan assistance distributed by VisionFund to support recovery
325,249

Loans disbursed by VisionFund to support recovery

obj 3-16 Loan assistance distributed by VisionFund to support recovery
US$192,424,778

Loan assistance distributed by VisionFund to support recovery

obj 3-17 Savings group members supported with VisionFund linkage loans
210,991

Savings group members supported with VisionFund linkage loans

Objective 4: Collaborate and advocate to ensure vulnerable children are protected

COVID-19 icon policy changes achieved for COVID-19
410

Policy changes achieved to improve the international response to COVID-19

obj_4-3_b External actions, including sign ons and public statements
2,679

External actions, including sign-ons and public statements

Obj 4-4 External engagements with Tier 1 and Tier 2 stakeholders where World Vision is chairing, presenting, or leading
2,562

External engagements with Tier 1 and Tier 2 stakeholders where World Vision is chairing, presenting, or leading

Obj 4-5 External engagements with faith actors where World Vision is chairing, presenting, or leading
2,046

External engagements with faith actors where World Vision is chairing, presenting, or leading

COVID-19 icon external advocacy ITAW
1,289

External engagements where World Vision advocated for ending violence against children in the context of COVID-19

obj_4-7 Field offices participating in vaccine coordinating body
35

Field offices participating in vaccine coordinating body

33,054,131
Children reached by our COVID-19 Response efforts

Resources

*Numbers and statistics reflect World Vision's global COVID-19 Response. For complete information, please see the most recent situation report.

**Responding includes field programming and/or fundraising.

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