COVID-19

Sparkle’s Emergency Response

Here at Sparkle we share the deep concerns of the impact the Coronavirus (COVID-19) will have on Malawian citizens and communities around the world. Our team on the ground in Malawi, combined with the added guidance of international staff and partners, are working around the clock to ensure our most vulnerable children and families are being supported through this difficult time.

The global community is racing to slow down and eventually halt the spread of COVID-19, a pandemic that has claimed thousands of lives and sickened tens of thousands of others. In Africa, the virus has spread to dozens of countries within weeks. Governments and health authorities across the continent are striving to limit widespread infections.

The World Health Organisation [WHO] has issued guidance to countries, which is regularly updated to take into account the evolving situation. The guidelines include measures such as quarantine, repatriations of citizens and preparedness at workplaces. The Organization is also working with a network of experts to coordinate regional surveillance efforts, epidemiology, modelling, diagnostics, clinical care and treatment, and other ways to identify, manage the disease and limit widespread transmission.

This page has been built to ensure everyone is kept up to date with all the latest news and action points.

Thursday 16 May

With less than 48 hours until a national lockdown, our team have been immensely busy today creating education packs and food parcels to be delivered to local communities.

As educators, we are also reinforcing the government guidelines of social distancing and the importance of washing hands thoroughly and frequently.

This is a hugely difficult time for Malawians and of course our Charity. We’re immensely proud of our team and the way in which they have responded to the global pandemic as we continue our battle to help stop the spread of this.

For more information please visit the World Health Organisation Website https://www.who.int