The Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation, WEWE, in collaboration with different civil society organisations have emphasised the necessity for improved hand hygiene practices amongst Nigerians forward of the 2020 world handwashing day.
Utilizing its COVID-19 prevention marketing campaign, ‘Efficient water, sanitation and hygiene companies’, E-WASH, the group says it has commenced advocacy to make sure that handwashing turns into a life-style for Nigerians past the pandemic period.
The marketing campaign launched throughout a digital press briefing on Tuesday is designed to concentrate on ladies, youngsters and susceptible individuals with disabilities in underserved communities throughout the nation.
Govt Director, WEWE, Josephine Ogazi stated the marketing campaign is predicted to stem the group unfold of COVID-19, present improved entry to information on the illness unfold and handle the rise within the dissemination of pretend information and stigmatization of the illness survivors.
“One of many essential measures in stemming the unfold of the COVID 19 pandemic is appropriate hand hygiene practices. WEWE’s will draw the help of the federal and state ministries on danger communication actions and addressing gaps in danger communication on WASH because it pertains to the unfold of COVID’’ She stated.
“COVID-19 is preventable, it’s preventable if we be a part of arms collectively to watch easy guidelines laid down by the NCDC,” stated Mathew Agboro, the Challenge Supervisor, Society for Water and Sanitation, NEWSAN.
He lamented that poor understanding of COVID-19 and the misinformation round it has escalated its group unfold in most states, unknown to the general public.
The Nationwide Amirah, Federation of Muslim Ladies’s Associations of Nigeria, FOMWAN, Halimat Jibril, stated discussions on sanitation have to be bolstered amongst youngsters whereas the use and availability of water on the household stage have to be inspired.
She referred to as on Nigerians to help the federal government’s efforts on hygiene promotion, social distancing and adaptation of danger communication to swimsuit danger fragile communities.
The civil society coalition has additional warned that stemming the unfold of the COVID-19 can solely be achieved by sustaining wholesome life and imbibing hygiene practices, particularly as faculties reopen throughout the nation.