Zambia NGO WASH Forum

Zambia NGO WASH Forum respond to government directive to commercial utilities to maintain water supply during COVID-19 outbreak

Zambia has been identified as one of the top 18 risk African countries most vulnerable to the fast spreading virus and has recorded 48 confirmed cases and 2 deaths. Good hygiene and safe water are the first line of defence against COVID-19 and other highly contagious diseases yet many Zambians still do not have access to water in their homes, schools or health centres to protect themselves from the spread of disease. While there is no known cure for the virus, the most effective and easiest way to prevent the virus from spreading includes frequent hand washing with soap and water, good hygiene and social distancing.