A Campaign on Effective Water Sanitation and Hygiene Services (E-WASH) CSO COVID 19 Prevention has been launched.
The USAID E-WASH project is a Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE) and two other Civil Society Organisation (CSO) the Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) and the Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN).
In a presentation, WEWE Executive Director, Josephine Ogazi said part of WEWE’s activities would be geared towards informing and motivating more frequent and regular hand hygiene practices.
“With the support of the federal and state ministries on risk communication activities and addressing gaps in risk communication on WASH as it pertains to the spread of COVID prevention in the Federal Capital Territory,”
“One of the important measures in stemming the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic is correct hand hygiene practices.
Speaking during the launch, the Executive Director, NEWSAN, Mathew Agboro the project to stem the community spread of COVID 19 in E-WASH partner states and Abuja.
“COVID-19 is preventable, it is preventable if we join hands together to observe simple rules laid down by the NCDC,” he said.
“NEWSAN will work in partnerships with national and local media to increase access to quality information and leverage digital technologies to fight the pandemic in Delta state.”
The National Amirah of the Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN), Hajia Halima Jibril said the association would support government’s efforts on hygiene promotion, social distancing and adaptation of risk communication to suit risk fragile communities in Niger State.
“FOMWAN recently embarked on a sensitization program Pyata in Niger state to sensitize over 200 people on the precautions and hygiene measures they can take in preventing COVID-12.”
The USAID E-WASH CSO COVID-19 Prevention Campaign is aimed at providing improved access to accurate information on COVID-19 prevention, addressing the rise in the dissemination of fake news and stigmatization of COVID-19 survivors