In May 2020 boNGO initiated an emergency response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic in Malawi. The aim was to inform about necessary protection and other facts because especially in the rural areas there are spreading many untruths and rumours (eg. covid is only dangerous for foreigners etc.)
Together with a local health worker boNGO reached about 100 households (especially community leaders and households with sick and elderly people) and distributed hand-washing sets and face masks.
People appreciated the possibility to ask questions and promised to spread the information further throughout the community.