INFORMATION ON COVID-19

  • What is COVID 19
  • Symptoms of COVID-19
  • How to Prevent Infection
  • Treatement
  • Important Contact Information
  • Information By Kenyan Government
  • Information on the Curfew
About
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.
 
The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

HOW IT SPREADS
 
Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.
 
More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.

People may experience:
cough
fever
tiredness
difficulty breathing (severe cases)
DO THE FIVE
Help stop coronavirus
 
  1. HANDS: Wash them often
  2. ELBOW: Cough into it
  3. FACE: Don't touch it
  4. SPACE: Keep safe distance
  5. HOME: Stay if you can
More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.

People may experience:
cough
fever
tiredness
difficulty breathing (severe cases)
There is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). People may need supportive care to help them breathe.
If you have mild symptoms, stay at home until you’ve recovered. You can relieve your symptoms if you:
rest and sleep
keep warm
drink plenty of liquids
use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough
If you develop a fever, cough, and have difficulty breathing, promptly seek medical care. Call in advance and tell your health provider of any recent travel or recent contact with travelers.

If you need to contact AFCIC, please call: +254 714 038285
+254 722 753 137​ (tollfree) or email: infokenya@actionchildren.or.ke We would also like to remind you of alternative hotlines available in specific situations:

  • National GBV (Gender-Based Violence) hotline: 1195
  • Kenya police emergency hotline: 999/112
  • MSF sexual violence hotline (Doctors without borders): 0711400506

Kenyans must treat this matter with the serious it deserves. If we continue to behave normally this disease will treat us abnormally.

 Additional precautionary measures to be followed:

  • Those coming into the country between now and March 25 will undergo mandatory quarantine at government isolation centres at their own expense;
  • Countries wishing to evacuate their nationals must make the arrangements within the given timeline
  • All people who violate the self-quarantine requirement will be forcefully isolated for 14 days at their cost and thereafter arrested and charged;
  • All PSVs must adhere to the directive issued on Friday 20th March 2020 on passenger limit failing which the sacco licence will be revoked;
  • Noting non-compliance, churches, mosques, shrines have been closed, and funerals restricted to immediate family members.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic that has disrupted our lives, endangering the health and lives of many Kenyans, the Kenyan government announced measures limiting movement.

In a national address made by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta, a daily curfew beginning today from 7PM-5AM was announced. Members of the security forces will conduct patrols to ensure that nobody breaks the curfew.

The only people exempted from the curfew are those providing critical and essential services as listed below:-

1. Medical professionals and health workers.

2. National Security, Administration and Coordination officers.

3. Public Health and Sanitation officers in the County governments.

4. Listed pharmacies and drug stores.

5. Licensed broadcasters and media houses.

6. Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited.

7. Food dealers, distributors, wholesalers and transporters of farm produce.

8. Licensed supermarkets, mini-markets and hypermarkets.

9. Licensed distributors and retailers of petroleum and oil products and lubricants.

10. Licensed telecommunication operators and service providers.

11. Licensed banks, financial institutions and payment financial services.

12. Licensed security firms.

13. Fire brigade and other emergency response services.

We urge parents and youth to ensure that they don’t breach the curfew restriction

For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice. For more updates, Follow us on

 

Who we are

We are a leading child protection, health and development organization that promotes access to equal and sustainable opportunities to children and vulnerable families.

What we do

We implement projects at the heart of the community aimed at child protection, education empowerment, health and community empowerment.

Why we do it

Through our programs we are ending the cycle of poverty by empowering children and impacting the community for future generations.

Our Mission

Enhance and support the growth and development of children, young people and their families by facilitating access to justice, education, health, and their psychosocial and economic support. Putting communities at the center and fostering their growth through fair and sustainable opportunities.

Our Vision

A world of opportunities, equal and sustainable for every child.

Our Focus Areas

Our programs focus on the following outcomes: rehabilitation and reintegration economic empowerment, access to justice, education empowerment and climate change and safe environment.  The programs are all connected and essential to ending the cycle of poverty.

The AfCiC Economic Empowerment programme is designed to give people the tools to be able to support themselves economically. Primarily, this part of our work is aimed not at children who live and work on the streets, more at youths and families, those who have the capacity to work and to forge livelihoods themselves
With the goal of eradicating extreme poverty for all people everywhere and ending hunger, it all begins with ending child poverty; and according all children including street children equal opportunities in quality education, sanitation, economic opportunities and good health.

With a regional fertility rate of 5.1, compared to a global average of 2.4, and a 2030 projected
population size of 1.5 billion people, there needs to be an increase in the supply of educational
opportunities for all children in order to meet the growing demand in sub-Saharan Africa.

As climate change is affecting every country on every continent, Kenya is no exception. As such, Kenya has in the last few years experienced changed weather patterns that have resulted in long periods of drought and erratic rainfalls that result floods hence in food shortages and food insecurity in the country. Therefore, the need for solutions that will reduce carbon emissions and increase adaptation efforts are eminent.

The Kenya Children’s Legal Aid Work (KCLAW) is a specific program by Action for Children in Conflict that seeks to promote access to justice, strengthen the rule of law, promote human rights and significantly reduce all forms of violence in the society.

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We are very fortunate to work with the most amazing organisations and people who are geared towards seeing our vision a success

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