• What We Do

    OUR SUPPORT PROGRAMS IN 2021

    GERA MALI & PARTNER AMIU

    • Free surgery campaign for people with Clef lip and palate deformities in Northern Mali from October 9 to 23, 2021, in partnership with the NGO HORIZON VERT and THE GAO HOSPITAL.

    • Gynecological consultations for displaced women (ages 15 to 61 years) in GARANTIGUIBOUGOU in collaboration with the secondary Civil Status center of GARANTIGUIBOUGOU-BAMAKO, OCT 2021.

    • Day of participation at the Malian forum of humanitarian actors' first edition- bamako, Nov. 2021

    • In November 2021, in partnership with the NGO Horizon-Vert-SENOU, the activity of taking care of oral and dental consultation and donation of school kits, brushes, and toothpaste to the deminus students of IDRISSA Traore School in Senou, Bamako.

    • Handing over clothes to displaced children at the GARANTIGUIBOUGOU site in collaboration with the NGO HORIZON-VERT-BAMAKO, December 2021

    GERA - UGANDA

    GERA UGANDA tried to solve the social problems caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic by meeting the following goals. To raise awareness of teenage mothers' sexual health rights and to protect COVID-19-affected teenage mothers from stigma and abuses; and to promote menstrual hygiene among COVID-19-affected teenage mothers.

     

    GERA UGANDA targeted rural communities in the JinJa area with high rates of teenage mothers and girl child school dropouts, whose numbers had risen significantly as a result of the government's lockdown measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. GERA UGANDA implemented its programs through health camps to address sexual health issues. The team begun outreach activities for teenage mothers in rural communities surrounding Jinja City. The work in these communities was carried out in collaboration with ESLA UGANDA, an organization dedicated to re-educating teenage mothers. The teenage outreach program will target 150 households with teenage mothers throughout 2021.

    OTHER COUNTRIES

    Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

     

    Community mobilization for HIV/AIDS prevention in mining areas of Kasai; Project to assist and rehabilitate HIV/AIDS survivors in East Kasai through microfinance support; nutrition project in East Kasai's Tshilenge health zone.

     

    Burundi

    In 2021, Gera Burundi implemented a response plan for pandemic management and response. Raising awareness of the importance of adhering to barrier measures. Healthcare professionals are being educated on how to manage COVID-19 and the importance of using a saturometer to measure vital parameters.

    Face shields and medications (ringer lactate and nacl 0.9 percent) were distributed. This was done with the help of COPED, a non-profit group that runs more than 80 rural health centers.

    Gera Burundi provided to Cerealis (a factory that produces flour for porridge) a formula for fortified flour based on peanuts to combat food insecurity.

  • PROJECTS

    STOP COVID-19 IN AFRICA
    KAYA, BURKINA FASO

    Since April 2020 in Kaya (the Centre North Region of Burkina Faso), the Association AIGSD in partnership with GERA in order to help the vulnerable populations to protect themselves from exposure of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Concern has been expressed (sensitization and training), especially by IDP populations and communities, about barriers and preventive measures regarding the COVID-19. The most needed populations received donations of personal handwashing devices.

    STOP COVID-19 IN AFRICA
    YOPOUGON & PORT BOUET 2, COTE D’IVOIRE

    In June 2020 in Port-Bouet 2 Yopougon, Abidjan la cote d’Ivoire, GERA-CI made donations to the Port-Bouet 2 Yopougon medical facilities for the management of COVID – 19, Our medical teams did the follow up of patients with the chronic disease more vulnerable to COVID – 19. Also, we trained community Health Workers to sensitize households on the definition of cases, symptoms, and prevention measures for COVID – 19.

    STOP COVID-19 IN AFRICA
    KINSHASA, DRC

    In 2020, GERA DRC worked with the Ministry of Health at the level of two Health Zones namely Kikimi and Kingabwa in the city of Kinshasa as part of the response against Covid-19. Our activities included training and awareness on covid-19 preventive measures. These 2 health zones also benefited from the donations of equipment in hygiene material.

    STOP COVID-19 IN AFRICA
    JINJA, UGANDA

    GERA – UGANDA initiated a COVID -19 emergency response outreach in the urban slum community of Masese -3 Village in Jinja City in April 2020 titled the: COVID-19 SOCIO-ECONOMIC RESPONSE PROJECT (CSERP). CSERP targeted socio-economic challenges faced by the most vulnerable groups of urban poor (women, children, people with HIV/AIDS, and people with disabilities) as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Food Relief Distribution: During the month of April 2020, a team of GERA-UGANDA Volunteer staff undertook a food distribution exercise to support the most vulnerable families in Masese – 3 Village. Psycho-Social Support Home Visits: After the easing of restrictions on movement by Government GERA – UGANDA volunteer staff commenced conducting home visits to families affected by gender violence, elder persons, and women-headed households in the Masese – 3 slum community. Gender-Based Violence Communication: GERA UGANDA developed gender-responsive messages to sensitize the target communities through community-based communication channels. This activity was undertaken through the Office of the Local Council Chairman 1 to establish community-based domestic and gender violence resolution mechanisms to address increases in COVID-19 related domestic violence cases.

    PROJECT MATERNITY AFRICA
    LOUDA, BURKINA FASO

    In Burkinabe Faso, several healthcare facilities have been closed due to the ongoing armed conflict since 2018. The few existing have had a difficult time, and good maternity care is often not guaranteed due to poor infrastructures. The town of Louda is located in the province of Samentenga, in the Northcentral region of Burkina Faso, and in the rural district of Boussouma. In the month of May of 2020, the Maternity, and the pharmaceutical depot has been rehabilitated by the GERA with the goal of ensuring that women have ready access to health services for sexual and reproductive needs and remove the obstacles that hinder women’s access to adequate health care.

  • PRESENCE

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