Response in Uganda
During the Covid pandemic, Omni Med staff worked diligently to safeguard local villagers in Mukono District, Uganda. Through training VHTs to construct tippy-taps, over 500 stations were built in villages throughout Mukono. Further, hand washing stations have been constructed in busy town centers to ensure people wash their hands even outside the home.
Staff educated VHTs to ensure they have accurate information regarding COVID-19 including:
1. What it is and how it is spread
2. Signs and symptoms
3. How to prevent it
4. What to do if someone is suspected to be positive.
Additionally, staff taught VHTs how to make cloth face masks and the proper usage of them. The VHTs are instrumental to their village's response to COVID, and Omni Med remains committed to providing them with the most up to date efforts surrounding coronavirus.
We sent no volunteers to our site in Mukono from March 2020 until December 2022. However, as of 1/1/23, we have reopened to international volunteers. Please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ed O'Neil, Omni Med Founder, has written several literature reviews on COVID-19 to ensure that we all can have access to up to date information. Two of the reports can be accessed here:
3/12/20 Guidelines and Recommendations (Political):
3/12/ 20 Guidelines and Recommendations (Apolitical):