29 April 2020 – Rusafa implements large-scale prevention campaign, including blood tests

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Civil Defence
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases; Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: City (Rusafa)
Lead People/Agency: Rusafa Director General of Health, Dr. Abdul Ghani Al Saadi

Overview: The Rusafa Health Department declared the implementation of the largest preventive campaign by the primary health care professionals in Rusafa and the cadres supporting them in health institutions to screen for Coronavirus cases in the Rusafa. To date, the campaign conducted 5,000 quick blood checks to screen potential cases. The campaign also included extensive fogging on public markets, streets and homes, and conducted awareness lectures on Coronavirus preventive and precautionary measures.
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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other
Evidence/Justification: A preventive measure to screen for cases in Rusafa before transferring the virus to others.