Support during the COVID-19 pandemic
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the newly discovered coronavirus. It spreads primarily through droplets and many people infected with COVID-19 experience 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 severe illness.
The outbreak was first identified in December 2019 and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization on 11th March 2020.
Many of our member organisations work at the forefront of the pandemic, providing care and support.