COVID-19

Over the last few months, in the face of a global pandemic, we heard stories of hope, resilience and selflessness from across our global community.

A Canadian in Kenya

When he first heard about the coronavirus in early February, Liam Thorne was working as a monitoring and evaluation fellow supporting health programming in Kisii, Kenya.

Unmasking new opportunities in a time of crisis

With the outbreak of COVID-19, Istoray’s business ground to a sudden halt. A lockdown order on the market where Istoray’s business operated caused her, and many others to lose their business and income.

Growing crops, nurturing a community

After the spread of COVID-19, many, including Kimya’s eldest son, a rental driver, lost their jobs. But the greenhouse has enabled their family to weather the pandemic.

Bridging the gap by supporting communities

Community health volunteers (CHVs) play a crucial role in the healthcare system in Kenya.

“Each of us can contribute.”

As a vaccine for COVID-19 has yet to be produced, prevention is the only way to stop the spread of this disease. Community awareness is key to the success of such initiatives.

Fighting fear and misinformation on three wheels

Thanks to COVID-19 prevention training provided by a Canadian-supported program, Maria learned that prevention was something she could help control.

When awareness spreads faster than the virus

Health leaders in northern Pakistan are using homegrown solutions to educate rural communities about COVID-19.