The National Union of Disability Organizations in Rwanda took this initiative after remarking the increase in numbers of Covid-19 positive cases in Rwanda, where the report from the Ministry of health on Sunday 23rd August recorded the total number of 200 new positive cases with 164 from Kigali, The city capital of Rwanda, 29 from Rusizi District in southern west of the country, 5 from Rubavu in northern west of the country and 2 from Huye district in the southern province of the country. The pandemic also killed 26 people around the country as per record of the Ministry of health in Rwanda by Sunday September 20rd, 2020
To counter attack this pandemic and reduce its level of spreading, NUDOR in partnership with CBM and the Scottish Government decided to take a part by providing hygiene materials including Step and wash materials, hand sanitizers, soaps and other materials that can help a large number of people to wash their hands as one of the most preventive measures in fighting against this pandemic. The materials will be distributed to the saving groups created by NUDOR in 9 district and later 12 (three new districts) under the Program of livelihood, groups that are based in different Cells and Sectors to help them have enough Hygiene while meeting for their daily activities of saving.
The Livelihood program Coordinator in NUDOR, Rwanda Mr. Emile VUNINGABO who is heading this initiative supported by CBM highlighted that although the big number of new cases is being reported in the city of Kigali, but they have to start preparing people from the countryside villages to have this habit of washing their hands before meeting and sensitize them about other measures including physical distancing, electronic payments and many other measures, on a level that the pandemic will meet them ready to count attack it.
NUDOR insists that they are not stopping by there as they are looking forward to doing more, to help people especially persons with disabilities to prevent themselves where they are in different villages countrywide. Until today, no report from whoever has indicated that among more than 4000 Covid19 positive cases in Rwanda include persons with disabilities.