OneWorld Health (OWH) remains 100% committed to its mission of providing quality, affordable care to communities in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. OWH has worked tirelessly over the past 30 days to develop a robust response plan within East Africa and Central America. We are well positioned to respond in a meaningful way in Nicaragua, Uganda and Honduras due to our operationally sustainable model. This model has always included staffing, sourcing supplies and creating partnerships at the local level. This expertise will be critical as we work to ensure updated best practices are used to care for our brothers and sisters in these underserved communities.
Uganda, Nicaragua and Honduras have all confirmed their first cases of COVID-19. These countries have fragile healthcare systems that are likely to be devastated by the disease. There is already a lack of access to life-saving equipment, and the strain on this system is only set to increase. Our work fortifies these systems by remaining open, providing quality, affordable healthcare and employing skilled medical professionals in the communities that we serve. While many other NGOs are forced to close as ex-pats are recalled, our local staff remains. Please continue to check back to this page for further updates.