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Mothers' Union Faces Unique Challenges in Tanzania due to Covid-19

Mothers’ Union in Tanzania are delivering training, reminding people of these simple steps to avoid spreading the disease.

05 Jun 2020
  • Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others.
  • Avoid going to crowded places.
  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid shaking hands when you greet people.
  • Avoid hugging when you greet people.
  • Stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover.


Tanzanians are having a difficult time at present due to ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19. People are suffering from the disease in multiple dimensions - financially, physically, mentally and spiritually.

The Mothers’ Union team on the ground in Tanzania analysed that there was a significant knowledge gap. People in general do not have enough information and are not aware of the dangers posed by the disease. This is especially the case in villages and among people who fall into vulnerable categories. This includes impoverished people, the elderly, orphans and street children.

After delivering training to established communities, they are looking forward to take action to reach vulnerable people in a specific village. This place is known as Sukamahela village in the Diocese of Rift Valley where people with leprosy are living. The plan is to raise awareness and provide soap, buckets, masks, sanitizers, food, information posters and brochures.

How can you support?

The project ask for support in terms of prayers, specifically that they can find the correct resources and materials vital to carrying out their important tasks.