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  • One of the measures the Ugandan government took in avoiding the spread of Covid-19, was to close schools. Since end of March all schools in Uganda are closed, and are still closed to date. It is unlikely they will open soon. Students are trying to study from home using tv, radio, news paper and papers […]

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  • In spite of COVID-19 and floods, we are working hard to update our office and workshop in Kisumu. The floods caused a big tree to be uprooted and it fell on our compound wall. Thankfully, nobody got hurt. After repairing the damage to the compound wall, we decided to also give the whole building a […]

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  • We are all affected by Corona. The CooP-Uganda office in Jinja has implemented measures to avoid the spread of Corona. Each staff has 2 washable masks, with a specific design for each staff so that they are kept personal. Also visitors are required to wear a mask. Staff and visitors must sanitize their hands upon […]

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  • WORLD BICYCLE DAY Today is World Bicycle Day. The Netherlands, where the roots of Cycling out of Poverty Foundation are, is known worldwide, so to speak, as ‘the country that invented cycling’. We Dutch do not really give it that much thought. Those cycle paths, bicycle highways, bike nodes routes, bicycle flyovers, bicycle bridges, etc. […]

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  • There is no need to die of pregnancy or birth without the assistance of a medical birth attendant while fighting Covid-19. But midwives and other health workers in Uganda are facing huge challenges of accessing their patients and therefor can’t meet the people’s need. We are happy to be able to empower these midwives and […]

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  • On Monday, 4th of May, the District Health Officer, Dr. Peter Dyogo Nantamu, received the next batch of bicycles from the #CoronaBike Fund in order to support the district’s efforts in preventing the spread of the coronavirus. FOLLOW UP VISITS AND MORE CORONA BIKES Last week our Bikeventures staff (social entreprise of Cycling out of […]

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  • After the first batch of bicycles were handed over to the Covid-19 Task Force of Jinja District, through the District Health Officer, the Ugandan Police Force received the next batch of bicycles. FAMILY AND CHILD PROTECTION The bicycles will be used in the surrounding villages and informal settlements of Jinja for sensitisation about Covid-19 with […]

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  • In just two weeks, with your support, we have raised funds for 21 bicycles for health workers in Jinja District who fight against (the spread of) the corona virus. Dr. Kalumuna Charles from Kamu Medical Center in Jinja and Dr. Peter Dyogo Nantamu (photo), District Health Officer Jinja, received the bikes. MORE #CORONABIKE But there […]

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  • The first case of coronavirus was announced in Uganda on March 21. This has led to a growing list of preventive measures which were live announced by President Museveni on national television. These strict measures are crucial and a good start, especially in light of the poor health care system in Uganda. Uganda has only […]

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