“ARISE response during Covid-19 pandemic”

The world has been united to fight against a disease for a long time now. We had each broken into groups with each group fighting against a different disease. COVID-19 has brought us together again and this is a war we can only win by fighting together. It is in times like these that we must re-learn the lessons history has taught us and go back to the basics. But this time we are complimenting and not duplicating each others efforts.

Like all other Non-Governmental Organisations in the health sector, ARISE is working to ensure that it is within the guidelines of the Ministry of Health. This means tailoring services to the current situation while maintaining a high standard of service delivery. This is how ARISE has contributed towards the fight against COVID-19;

  1. Covid-19 response fund project funded by Aidsfonds may 2020
  2. SNV/WASH October 2020

“Please Remember”

  • Wear your face mask always when in public
  • Accept to have your temperature taken.
  • Wash your hands no matter how many times
  • Maintain social distance
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • If you remain untreated, you will be a danger to yourself and others around you.
  • Stay Home as much as possible.
  • All ages are at risk on contracting COVID-19.
  • Call the Ministry of Health toll free Helplines for any suspected case of COVID-19. (+256 800 203 033 or +256 800 100 066)
We are in this together. Protect yourself and your neighbour. Stay safe


Corona viruses are a large family of respiratory viruses that cause diseases ranging from the common cold to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The current Coronavirus was identified as the cause of a severe acute respiratory illness (now referred to as COVID-19) that broke out in Wuhan City in China in December 2019.

Transmission is through contact with nose or mouth droplets from infected people or contaminated objects and surfaces around an infected person.

The commonest symptoms include a dry cough, fever, muscle aches and fatigue. Difficulty in breathing occurs in severe disease.

Currently there is no vaccine or specific treatment for COVID-19. For all infected persons, they should receive care to relieve the symptoms while those seriously ill need to be quarantined/hospitalized.

By taking the precautionary measures provided by the WHO and Uganda MoH including;

  • Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Maintain good respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing with a disposable tissue or into your flexed elbow.
  • Maintain a safe social distance of at least 1 meter between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid handshaking, hugging and kissing with people who have flu like symptoms.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough.
  • Persons with a cough or sneezing should stay home or keep a social distance and avoid mixing with others in a crowd.
  • Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose and mouth) to prevent transmission.
  • Regular disinfection of all working surfaces (e.g. workstations, tables in meeting rooms) with disinfectant/diluted bleach.
  • Avoid all public gatherings, meetings and events including places of worship, social gatherings (weddings and funerals), crowded places e.g. shopping malls and entertainment premises.
  • Limitation of visitors to hospitalized patients in both public and private hospitals.
  • Avoid all non-essential travel, including local travel. Minimize congestion in public transport wherever possible.
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and share travel history with your health care provider.
  • Stay at home if you feel unwell with symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing for 14 days, which corresponds to the incubation period of Corona virus.

People are encouraged to stay updated with information from trusted sources e.g. Ministry of Health, World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, etc.

All suspected Coronavirus cases are being referred to the Ministry of Health for Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) testing. If confirmed, the Ministry of Health shall coordinate the referral process to an appropriate facility for management of the disease.

The Ministry of Health has provided the following toll-free lines to report any suspected Corona virus cases;

0800 100 066
0800 203 033
0800 303 03

They will provide the necessary guidance on Corona virus

“Covid-19 Response project Gallery”