The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global health crisis that has affected all countries and territories in the world, causing more than three million deaths. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic toll in Africa, several countries mobilized significant financial, human, logistical and technical support to strengthen pre-existing public health response capacities of their health systems. Several countries instituted non-pharmaceutical interventions with varying intensities and coverage such as closure of education and religious institutions, banning of public transport and overnight curfew. These interventions have the potential to significantly disrupt national and household economies and could negatively impact health service delivery and uptake. These effects could vary across countries depending on the nature and extent of the non-pharmaceutical interventions as well as the fidelity with which they are implemented.

This project aimed to assess and curate the

(i) response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa and the outcomes in terms of COVID-19 control and

(ii) continuity of essential non-COVID-19 health services within the COVID-19 period, to inform the COVID-19 response and recovery as well as health system resilience to future disease outbreaks in Africa. The study is conducted in five countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda.

The project needed a quality website for its communications, updates and media strategy.

Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH)
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Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) was partner to the project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Due to serious delays and consequent failure in the website delivery by the previous designer, a beautiful and responsive website was needed in the shortest time possible. At Othware, we deliver an average website (Including WordPress Websites) starting from 48 hours depending on the clients urgency. Our express delivery service never compromises on Quality, learn more here.


The project communication officer and the Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) IT officer, Jude were instrumental in providing all the necessary project content, images and other material needed by the Othware website design team.

The Assessment of the COVID-19 Response in Eastern, Central and Western Africa project was conducted in DRC, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Uganda. The different countries speak different languages, thus the was a need for a language translator module on the website.

The ongoing website updates were to be done by the project communications officer. The WordPress content management system was preferred for this purpose as it’s easy to use, even for non tech savvy individuals.


With our broad experience in designing similar websites, we crafted a color website for the project. The MakSPH team was overwhelmed by their new beautiful project website. The website and all necessary logins were fully handed over to the MakSPH IT Officer. Othware provided the support and assistance need to upload the website to the hosting platform.