Monthly Archives: April 2020

South Sudan Covid-19 Action Against Hunger

“In South Sudan, doctors are like soldiers. When war comes, there’s no running away.”

Dr. David Gai Zakayo, roving medical doctor for Action Against Hunger. Photo by: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan. David Gai Zakayo works as a doctor for Action Against Hunger in South Sudan. Fortunate enough to have grown up in a family where all of his needs were met and well aware of […]

In Cameroon, our frontline health workers are acting fast to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Samuel and Anne are working around the clock to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Yaoundé and other communities in Cameroon. In the darkness and hubbub of a large meeting room, Dr. Dorine Ngono shouts herself hoarse. “The purpose of the investigation here,” she explains, “is to retrace the itinerary of the case in order […]

Analysing Coronavirus: An Expert’s Opinion

The coronavirus (Covid-19) is spreading rapidly in the countries where we work, in Africa, Latin America and Asia. We spoke to Dieynaba N’Diaye, an Action Against Hunger epidemiologist, for an expert’s analysis on the impact a widespread outbreak could have on developing countries. AS AN EPIDEMIOLOGIST, STUDYING PATTERNS, CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF DISEASES IN HUMANS, […]

Somalia braces for COVID-19 pandemic

An Action Against Hunger nurse exercises COVID-19 prevention measures. As the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelms countries with strong health care systems, Somalia – already reeling from the cumulative effects of multiple recent shocks – is preparing for the worst. The country has experienced conflict, drought, floods, and a locust invasion, all in the last nine months. […]

COVID-19 relief appeal - Action Against Hunger

Needed now: COVID-19 Relief Fund to Help Most Vulnerable

Photo: Khadija Farah for Action Against Hunger, Somalia Countries across Eastern Africa brace for the worst after years of drought, floods, locusts, and conflict. Action Against Hunger has launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund to support its lifesaving work in more than 45 countries, including fragile parts of East Africa that are already dealing with the […]