In response to the new Coronavirus Disease or COVID-19 pandemic around the world, KIF and its affiliated national chapters are taking actions to support those in need by providing relief items and goods in our capacity and working together with our global partners in desperate times of needs.
In the past, we have collected thousands of relief goods and items and raised relief funds to provide them to victims who were directly affected by a number of natural disasters in different countries and communities in partnerships with our wonderful team of national chapters and global partners.
Please donate today to overcome this global pandemic.
Providing Menstrual Products and Others
As Coronavirus outbreak gets worsen every day around the world, the fear and panic spread out to the world as wide and fast as the actual virus, if not faster, and the images of empty shelves and shopping carts piled high with items have inundated news reports and social feeds.
At KIF, we are taking actions to support those in need with menstrual products and other relief items by raising relief funds and working closely with our national chapters and partners.
Working Together With Our National Chapters and Partners
The National Chapters are comprised of professional, experts, unique individual board members with diverse backgrounds and experience from public health professors to lawyers, media executives, entrepreneurs, doctors, real estate brokers, celebrities, web designers, English teachers to many other amazing people in our network.
In addition, we have been working with our global partners to gather necessary information to find out what's going on locally, what's needed to support local residents and communities and what's available for us to provide in terms of relief goods and time in different countries so that we could help them in our capacity.
Together with our global network, we could taking actions to start helping one person and one community at a time to overcome this world pandemic together.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.
New Coronavirus Relief Fund