Contributing to curbing COVID-19 Transmission in the West Bank and to Mitigating its Impact on the Most Vulnerable through Public Health Awareness, Outreach and Protection Services Project

With funding from Government of Canada, Juzoor conducted activities to mitigate the spread of the virus, raise awareness, and strengthen the government’s approach to COVID-19 awareness and community preparedness by conducting activities. The goal of this project is to support the efforts led by the government to contain the pandemic, while also mitigating its social and economic impacts especially on the most vulnerable, in line with the government’s COVID-19 Response Plan. Juzoor worked closely with key stakeholders to alleviate the current COVID-19 load on Ministry of Health system by disseminating public health messages on COVID-19 prevention to children, parents, and the general public. In parallel, the project contributed to mitigating the impact of lock-down on livelihoods and well-being. With its expertise, Juzoor took quick action by reaching out to the most vulnerable groups, including children, persons with disabilities, and women vulnerable to GBV, in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Development, the Family Protection Committee and the judicial system, including the Public Prosecution Office.

The main activities conducted under this project include the production of educational and behavioral materials and videos on hygiene promotion, with focus on hand-washing and other basic protection measures, preparation of radio and TV spots to counter disinformation on COVID-19, expansion of health information helpline to include counselling and referral services for persons at risk of GBV and for persons exhibiting signs of psychosocial distress, and the preparation and delivery of basic need packages to vulnerable communities specially, women victims of GBV, female-headed households (including recently divorced) and persons living with disabilities.

Expansion of Juzoor's health information helpline to include counselling and referral services for persons at risk of GBV and for persons exhibiting signs of psychosocial distress.

  • 371 asked for information on COVID-19
  • 112 asked for information on chronic disease
  • 187 asked for information about Mother and Child Health, and Antenatal Care.
  • 51 GBV cases (15 cases for children less than 18 years old).
  • 12 case of GBV were referred to the protection sector as they were in danger and high-risk situation.
IMPACT IN NUMBERS
23
Schools
Received the educational posters that were developed to raise awareness for students on proper safety measures to limit the spread of the virus.
5000
People
Were reached through the 3 animation videos that highlight returning to school and the proper safety measures, ways to strengthen the body’s immunity, and tips on how to safely use public transportation to commute to school and work.
40000
People
Were reached through the 3 radio spots produced to raise awareness on the disinformation around COVID-19 were prepared and broadcasted on local radio stations
300
Basic need packages were delivered to vulnerable communities specially, women victims of GBV, female-headed households (including recently divorced) and persons living with disabilities.