Balkh Provincial Governor appreciated Hand in Hand Afghanistan Organization (HIHAO) for its successful Covid-19 Response Project. In March 2020 HIHAO started the Covid-19 Response project in Balkh, Herat and Parwan provinces with coordination of the local health departments to contribute in prevention of the spread of coronavirus in Afghanistan with a majority focus on IDPs and returnees who were more prone to risk. The project reached 9,300 households in three provinces where 4,800 households are in Balkh. The project included raising awareness about the risks of coronavirus and ways to prevent its transmission through posters and flyers and hygiene kits distribution.
In an event, Balkh local government including the provincial governor office, the department of Labor and Social Affairs and the Department of Information and Culture appreciated Hand in Hand Afghanistan for supporting the poor households through creation of microenterprises and jobs and also for the organization’s contribution in fight against COVID-19 pandemic in Afghanistan, especially in Balkh province. In this ceremony, Mr. Farhad Azimi, the governor himself spoke and thanked the organizations and individuals who worked day and night to prevent the spread of coronavirus.