The inequitable burdens of COVID-19 continue to devastate economies and health systems globally. After two decades in decline, extreme poverty is rising. The vulnerable communities that we serve are more challenged now than ever before.
As COVID-19 variants exacerbate the global crisis, the Corus International family is responding with a phased, multi-sectoral COVID-19 response that leverages our technical expertise in health, emergency response, livelihoods and agriculture. Through our family of organizations that includes IMA World Health, Lutheran World Relief and CGA Technologies, we are engaging our longstanding local partnerships with faith-based health networks, farmer cooperatives, the private sector and local government entities to respond effectively to health and economic shocks, support recovery and build long-term resilience during this pandemic.
The Corus family’s immediate response activities include health facility interventions such as infection prevention and control (IPC) training, risk communications, personal protective equipment (PPE) disbursement, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) installations. At the community-level, immediate interventions include referral support, guidance on home-based care, risk communications, surveillance, cash transfers, food distribution and nutrition.
Medium-term livelihoods interventions seek to strengthen social protection and safety nets and to restore and improve market functions. Medium-term health interventions further leverage community resources for testing and surveillance and strengthen case management in facilities.
Long-term activities strengthen the capacity and resilience of health systems and communities to cope with future shocks. Support to COVID-19 vaccine campaigns span both the medium- and long-term interventions.
Consistent across our programming, the Corus family’s COVID-19 response is context-driven and locally led.
Hover over the dots on the map below to learn more about the details of our COVID-19 response programming around the world.