raised of $31,696
45 people have pitched in
Indonesia declared a public health emergency on 31 March 2020 as the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths continue to rise across the country at a rapid pace. In order to slow-down the rate of infections and protect front-line medical workers as they provide critical services to those affected, Kopernik has joined forces with the #AmanDariCovid19 initiative and is responding in the areas of prevention and emergency response.
The rapid spread of COVID-19 virus is putting great pressure on healthcare facilities, with many facing a shortage of medical supplies such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and sanitizing supplies, according to Indonesia’s Ministry of Health, Bali’s public hospitals and Indonesia’s Doctors Association. This is a real threat that puts health care workers at a high risk of exposure, exerting even more pressure into facilities which are already handling a growing number of cases.
Knowledge among the general public about basic preventative actions that need to be taken on how to slow down the spread of the virus remains limited. The virus is transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person. Individuals can also be infected from and touching surfaces contaminated with the virus and touching their face. While COVID-19 continues to spread it is important that people understand basic information about the virus, how it is transmitted and how to prevent further transmission and reduce the impacts of the outbreak.
We are focusing our support on two key areas: Prevention & Emergency Response
Prevention: Slowing down the spread of COVID-19
Public Education Campaign
The public education campaign is increasing knowledge among the general public about basic preventative actions that need to be taken to protect themselves against infection and slow down the spread of the virus. All content produced and disseminated is aligned with guidelines from the World Health Organisation as well as the Indonesian Government COVID-19 response. The public education campaign is collaborating with the #AmanDariCovid19 campaign that supports Indonesians to safeguard themselves and their communities with engaging and trustworthy information about the virus and how to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Funding supports the production and dissemination of high quality content.
Washing hands frequently with soap and water is the most effective at prevention of virus transmission as soap kills the virus. We are distributing soap to banjars and markets in Bali, together with educational materials explaining the importance of frequent hand washing with soap as well as instructions on how to wash hands effectively.
Hand Sanitizer Production and Distribution
If soap and water is not available, then hand sanitizer with 70% alcohol content also kills the virus. In partnership with alcohol producers and local enterprises, we are producing hand sanitizer as there are nation-wide shortages and supplies are extremely limited. We are distributing the sanitizer to banjars and markets in Bali, as well as medical facilities (see below).
Emergency Response: Support to Frontline Medical Personnel
With an increasing number of COVID-19 cases, health care facilities are facing a shortage of medical supplies such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and sanitizing supplies, according to Indonesia’s Ministry of Health, Bali’s public hospitals and Indonesia’s Doctors Association. This puts health care workers at greater risks of exposure to COVID-19, exerting more pressure on facilities that are already handling a growing number of cases. In order to protect frontline medical personnel, we are distributing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and sanitizing supplies to hospitals and clinics around Bali including public and private hospitals as well as clinics (pratama and utama).
While the needs continue to evolve, the current needs of medical personnel include:
Coveralls/gowns, head and shoe covers
We are procuring these items and distributing them to hospitals and clinics in Bali based on needs identified through SatGas COVID-19 Bali Province.
As these are not currently available for purchase due to nation-wide shortages we have designed and are producing a protective face shield which will be distributed to protect medical personnel. The face shield has been approved by SatGas COVID-19 Bali Province, Dinas Kesehatan and BNPB. The distribution is based on needs identified through SatGas COVID-19 Bali Province.
We are procuring and distributing N-95 masks to the extent possible. Given the supply shortages we are also working on the production of masks to be distributed to medical personnel. The distribution is based on needs identified through SatGas COVID-19 Bali Province.
Soap and hand sanitizer
Hospitals and clinics are facing a shortage of soap. We are distributing liquid hand soap to hospitals and clinics. In addition, given that there is a nation-wide shortage of alcohol-based sanitizer, we are partnering with alcohol producers to access 96% ethanol alcohol, which is then produced by a local company into a 70% alcohol based hand sanitizer for distribution to medical facilities. The distribution is based on needs identified through SatGas COVID-19 Bali Province.
THE EXPECTED IMPACT
The response is expected to:
- Reduce spread of COVID-19 through increased public knowledge, reduced movement, and improved hygiene.
- Protect medical personnel.
- Protect patients treated at targeted healthcare facilities.
The administration fee has been listed as 0 in the budget as these costs have been waived as Kopernik’s contribution to our community.
Please note that due to the urgency of the situation some of the goods have already been delivered and we are crowdfunding for those costs retrospectively.
Solution & Project Implementation
Costs associated with the production of public campaign materials, production, purchase and distribution of soap and sanitizing supplies, purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as well as the production of face shields for healthcare workers at hospitals and clinics in Bali.
Monitoring & Evaluation
Costs associated with data collection, analysis and reporting
Payment Processing Fee
Cost of transferring payments internationally and processing online donations (5%)
A contribution to Kopernik's operational costs (15%)
Kopernik Solutions is fundraising for this project. Kopernik Solutions will then provide a sub-grant to a trusted partner organisation who will implement the project.