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EPHA in Collaboration with Ministry of Health/AACAHB Conduct Community Based Active Case Surveillance and RCCE of COVID-19 Pandemic

The Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) in collaboration with Ministry of Health/Addis Ababa City Administration Health Bureau has conducted Community Based Active Case Surveillance and Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) of COVID-19 pandemic.

The objective of this surveillance is to reduce the spread of COVID-19 pandemic through a house to house search and testing of people with Acute Respiratory Tract Infections.

Besides, it helps to enhance the implementation capacity of the community based team engaged in the active case surveillance of COVID-19 infection through providing technical and administrative supports.

According to Ato Bekele Chaka Acting Research and Publication director, the target population of the surveillance is residents of 30 selected woredas in Addis Ababa which were identified as hotspot areas by AACAHB.

The financial support is from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation managed under Emergency preparedness and response COVID-19 plan of the Federal Ministry of Health.
EPHA is striving to its utmost in areas of community wide operational activities through providing technical, logistics and financial assistance before the pandemic becomes a major challenge to the country’s health system.