The Centre for Capacity for the Well – being of the Vulnerable (CIWED) has been engaging members of the Ziong community in the Savelugu Municipality on the need for them to continue observing the COVID – 19 health and safety protocols to prevent infections.
The activity is part of the project, “Promoting Community Based Enhanced Systems Management Preventing Contracting COVID – 19 (ProBESPCoD)”, which is an 18 – month COVID – 19 prevention intervention. The project is being implemented in five MMDAs across the northern region, by seven NGOs who form the Alliance for Future Generations (AFG – Ghana) as implementing partners, to which CIWED is a member. CIWED, which has responsibility to implement the activities in Ziong in the Savelugu Municipality and Wovogu in the Sagnerigu Municipality, has been carrying out periodic sensitization as all other partners.
CIWED Executive Director facilitating the COVID – 19 sensitization in the Ziong Community
The CIWED team that visited the community and was involved in the exercise, including the Executive Director, Mr. Baako Abdul Fatawu, encouraged the community members to continue reminding each other that the COVID – 19 pandemic is still around and within our communities, which is why it is important not to let the guard down on adhering to the protocols. He revealed to them that the COVID – 19 pandemic is even more serious now than it used to be, since the new wave is unpredictable and changes all the time. According to Mr. Baako, this is making it difficult for experts to predict when the virus will become extinct, since researches carried out are not always consistent with the virus’ current form. He therefore encouraged the community members to continue wearing their masks and washing their hands with soap under running water, keeping a distance from the other person and most importantly, avoiding crowded places, especially when one is not well protected.
The “Promoting Community Based Enhanced Systems Management Preventing Contracting COVID – 19 (ProBESPCoD)” aims at sensitizing community members in the project areas on the prevention of COVID – 19 as much as possible, to prevent infections and spread of the virus in the rural areas.
The “(ProBESPCoD)” Project is in its third quarter of implementation and is being funded by Difaem in Germany.

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