Uganda rolls out phase 2 of behavior change campaign

Raising awareness of preventive and control measures against Covid-19.
September 21, 2022

Amref Health Africa Uganda in conjunction with otherstakeholders recently launched the second phase of the Hygiene BehavioralChange Coalition (HBCC) to continue raising awareness of preventive and controlmeasures against Covid-19.

Targeting 6.5 million people in Uganda, the HBCC2 campaignswill focus on residents in Kampala and Wakiso districts and aimed atimplementing activities toward mitigating the long-term effects of Covid-19 onUganda’s public health. Officiated by the British High Commissioner to the UKKate Airey among other dignitaries, Amref Country Manager Uganda Dr. PatrickKarugusi said the campaign will focus on boosting awareness of vaccination,personal hygiene, and WASH programs.

Noting that Covid-19 is still active and here with us, he observedthe Amref Africa- NBCC coalition, this initiative will not only support thelocal health sector but also “provided seed capital and up skilled people inkey focus areas and to actualize this Dr. Karagusi called on likemindedpartners to join the coalition and support the coalition’s agenda.

According to the implementing partners, this new campaignallows stakeholders to continue the fight while tackling fatigue aroundbehavior change to reinvigorate public commitment with our innovative andengaging campaign and by doing so help strengthen health systems and WASH access,and spearhead institutionalization of hygiene and vaccine uptake in ournational health agendas.

To read more about the campaign, click this link for the detailed report- https://www.pulse.ug/lifestyle/amref-launches-phase-2-of-behavioral-change-campaign-to-boost-covid-fight/f8snb4t

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