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COVID19 Response In HU

The current COVID-19 crisis is challenging the delivery of essential services to the most affected segments of the population. Children and families who are already vulnerable due to socio-economic exclusion or those who live in overcrowded settings are particularly at risk.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.


As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country and the world, we all must remain vigilant. The changes we have had to make to routines and daily life are extremely hard.


If COVID-19 is spreading in your community, stay safe by taking some simple precautions, such as physical distancing, wearing a mask, keeping rooms well ventilated,

Protect your Self

How to Protect Yourself

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Know how it spreads

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

Everyone Should

Wash your hands often Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Avoid close contact

Cover coughs and sneezes Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update

Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update

Country Total Case New Case Total Death New Death Total Recoverd Active Case Critical Total Test Last Update

What is Corona viruses?

Corona viruses are a large group of viruses many of which cause no or minor illnesses, like the common cold. Some cause illness in people, and others only infect animals.

How Covi-19 Spread

COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, linked to a live animal market. This virus is now able to infect humans and can spread from person to person:

What are the symptoms of COVID-19 infection?

    Symptoms include:
  • Fever, Cough and
  • Shortness of breath.

How do you test if a person has COVID-19 infection?s

Testing is performed on a blood sample in specialised laboratories. Currently, testing can be done in 16 laboratories in Africa including in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia

How is COVID-19 infection treated?

There are no specific drugs to treat COVID-19 infection. People who are sick should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms.

How dangerous is COVID-19 infection?

Fourteen (14) percent of confirmed cases are severe, with serious pneumonia and shortness of breath.

Social Distancing

What is social distancing?
Limiting face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home.

Testing for COVID-19

Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19: viral tests and antibody tests.

  • A viral test tells you if you have a current infection.
  • An antibody test tells you if you had a previous infection.

Symptoms of Coronavirus

Watch for symptoms
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Headache

HU's Response to COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a viral respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. COVID-19 was first reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in November 2019. Over the next few months, the illness spread to almost every country. COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the WHO on March 11, 2020.


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COVID-19 Prevention and Control Main Task Force.

Jemal Yousuf Hassen (PhD)

President of Haramaya University Telephone (Office):+251(0)255530319
Telephone (Mob):+251(0)915768463
Email Address:jemaly2001@yahoo.com

Prof. Mengistu Urge (PhD)

Vice President for Academic Affairs Telephone (Office):+251(0)5530320
Telephone (Mob):+251930374860
Email Address:urgeletta@yahoo.com

Prof.Jeylan Wolyie (PhD)

Vice President for Administration and Student Affairs Telephone (Office):+251(0)255530323
Telephone (Mob):+251930340120
Email Address:jeylanw@yahoo.com

Prof. Kebede W/Tsadik (PhD)

Vice President for Community Engagement & Enterprise Development Telephone (Office):+251(0)5530056
Telephone (Mob):+251915321047
Email Address:kwolde58@gmail.com

Yadeta Dessie(PHD)

Assistant Professor, Chief Executive Director(Harer Campus) Telephone (Office):+251(0)5530056
Telephone (Mob):+251915321047
Email Address:yad_de2005@yahoo.com

Here are 6 things to consider, based on Save the Children’s history of responding to global pandemic threats, about the ways in which children around the world can be affected by coronavirus, even if they don’t get sick.

  • 1. Children’s dependency on adults put them at risk

    Children, especially younger ones, are dependent upon their caregivers for meeting their basic needs like food and shelter. If an adult caregiver in a child’s life falls ill, the child’s basic needs could be impacted. From the start of the Coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization emphasized that the best way to avoid spread of the Coronavirus is to keep routine hand washing and good cough etiquette. However, we know that children are less likely to adhere to some basic hygienic practices without adult supervision.

  • During infectious disease outbreaks, caregivers may be unable to provide attentive care to their children due to illness, psychological distress, or other reasons. Reduced parental supervision can leave children more vulnerable to violence, exploitation and abuse. In Yemen during the cholera outbreak in 2017, children who accompanied their sick caregivers to cholera treatment centers were at times left alone to sleep outside on the veranda while their caregivers were admitted for treatment. This unsupervised arrangement exposed children, especially girls, to risks of harassment, sexual violence and abuse.

  • Infectious disease outbreaks can have a devastating effect on families by limiting sources of income of family members due to illness, due to the need to care for sick family members, or by increasing household health-related expenses. During an outbreak of Chikungunya in Orissa, India in 2006, for example, a study showed that families’ increased health-related expenses threatened their ability to pay for other necessities.[

  • Children can perceive time differently to adults, and a few weeks or months out of school may seem like a much longer period of time to them. This means children tend to feel particularly anxious about any period of time they are out of school and the learning and socialization they are missing. They fear they will not be able to catch up and start to worry that the longer schools are closed, the more likely they are to forget what the previously learned. In Sierra Leone, during the Ebola crisis, children said they felt they were becoming “backward.”

  • Beyond the family, children’s relationships with their friends can also be disrupted due to an infectious disease. Children may not be able to play or interact with their friends regularly or at all for long periods of time. Social interactions children have with peers play an important role in children’s social development. During the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, children reported feeling sad, lonely and lost without the camaraderie of their peers.

  • Children generally grow and develop within family and friendship circles that are nested within communities. Disruptions to families, friendships and the wider community can have detrimental consequences for children’s well-being, development and their protection.

    The SARS outbreak in Singapore in 2003 had a psychological impact on healthy community members, fostered by anxiety and fear of infection.[v] In Tanzania, the impacts of a Rift Valley fever (RVF) outbreak in 2007 included the stigmatization of affected communities for having lost “respect and dignity.”[vi] All of these community-level impacts affect children.

    As Save the Children works around the clock to help ensure the health, safety and emotional well-being of children, our teams are providing training and equipment to help reduce the risk of the disease spreading. As with all disease outbreaks, children and families who have limited access to health care or clean water are the most vulnerable.