The Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation, WEWE, in collaboration with other civil society organisations have stressed the obliged for develop hand hygiene practices among the citizen of Nigeria prior the 2020 global handwashing day.

Utilizing its COVID-19 preventive measures, ‘Effective water, sanitation and hygiene services’, E-WASH, the team says it has began advocacy to guarantee that handwashing becomes a lifestyle for the citizen of this country beyond the deadly period.

The campaign executed during a virtual press conference on Tuesday is planned to aims on women, children and eminence people with impotence in underresouced region across the country.

Josephine Ogazi who is the Executive Director, WEWE, noted the campaign is anticipated to supports the community extrnsion of corona virus also known as COVID-19, established enhanced means to facts on the spread of the virus and address the increase in passing fake news and stigmatization of who survived the virus.

She said, “One of the important measures in stemming the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic is correct hand hygiene practices. WEWE’s will draw 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’’

“COVID-19 is preventable, it is preventable if we join hands together to observe simple rules laid down by the NCDC,” said Mathew Agboro, the Project Manager, Society for Water and Sanitation, NEWSAN.

Josephine regretted the lack of understanding of corona virus(COVID-19) and the information gap around it has shooting up its community extension in most states, unknown to the public.

The National Amirah, Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations of Nigeria, FOMWAN, Halimat Jibril, said discussions on sanitation must be reinforced among children while the use and availability of water at the family level must be encouraged. Daily Post

She asked Nigerians to assists the government’s measures on hygiene promotion, social distancing and adaptation of risk communication to suit risk fragile communities.

The civil society coalition has warned that helping the extension of the COVID-19 can only be accomplished by following healthy lifestyles and practicing hygiene, particularly as schools resumed all over the country.

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