5 Jun 2020

Let’s stop the coronavirus crisis in Africa and Asia!

The time is now: let’s stop the coronavirus crisis in Africa and Asia!

The money raised will be sent entirely to our local partners in Africa and Asia for the purchase of sanitary protection material, hygiene products, thermometers and food for the neediest patients.

Our local partners are mental health centers and hospitals of the Congregation of Hospital Sisters working in Africa and Asia to improve the mental health of the population, offering care and treatment to people at risk of social exclusion. In addition to the care in the centers, mental health teams regularly travel to rural and peripheral communities to provide consultations, treatment and food to people on the street. Centers in India and the Philippines also offer accommodation for people with mental health conditions and carry out rehabilitation and social reintegration programs.

Although the number of confirmed cases and deaths from the coronavirus remains relatively low in these countries in relation to Europe and America, the truth is that the fragility of the health system and the shortage of essential instruments such as respirators, makes the situation be alarming. Furthermore, due to the global economic crisis that the pandemic has generated, more and more people are at risk of social exclusion and destitution, exacerbating a situation that was already economically and socially precarious in itself.

The Sisters Hospitals Health Centers continue to carry out their activities, with many restrictions and having adopted very rigorous prevention protocols, since it is essential that patients continue with their treatment. However, day by day they find it very difficult to buy the basic hygiene and prevention materials, and they need collaborations to continue helping the most impoverished patients with food purchases.

We know that the time to help the countries in Africa and Asia is now: we need to stop the spread of the pandemic and its most devastating consequences. From the Benito Menni Foundation, we dedicate our efforts to increase aid to these countries and encourage solidarity to “viralize”, because we must all come out of this crisis.

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Sisters Hospitallers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a registered charity No: 255695. Registed office at 42 Roland Gardens, London SW7 3PW