Under the TCE program, a group of 128 Community Health Workers in Lusaka District and five districts in Southern Province were trained to provide COVID-19 Home Based Care.
The Community Health Workers visited COVID-19 infected people daily to monitor their fever, oxygen levels and general health. This community program was for all those infected but with no or mild symptoms, who could isolate at home until the infection was overcome.
The Community Health Workers were responsible for taking COVID-19 patients to hospital in time if adverse symptoms arose, before the patients could die of COVID-19. The Community Health Workers further mobilized the patients to isolate, and explained to the patients’ families how to take care of the patients, and how to prevent getting infected. During waves with many sick, most of the patients were reached by phone.
People tested for COVID-19
Positive patients taken care of