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JPS Puts in Place a COVID-19 Prevention System

It Installs a Movable Hand Washing Station with Washing Soap, Surface Disinfecting Detergent, Hand Sanitizers, provides Surgical Face Masks to all staff , and makes compulsory the use of these gadgets & measures such as Washing of Hands for a least 20 seconds, Social Distncing, as well as Staying at Home when necessary for Staff, Clients and Visitors. We began daily rotation of staff with some working from home.

It further encourges staff and the populace to avoid physical greetings and contact, touching the Nose, Mouth or Eyes as much as possible, and public gatherings & crowded places. On Radio Evangelium Bamenda (FM 102.0MHZ), Facebook, Twitter, etc, we do awareness raising and also convey the message of Hope to the world.

This goes in line with measures and regular wake up calls by the Archbishop of Bamenda, Most Rev. Dr. Andrew F. Nkea to Clergy and God's peoples within the Archdiocese to prevent the spread of this deadly virus. It is further strengthened by messages from the Ministry of Public Health, and the Governor of the North West Region in this same vein.

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Training & Sensitization Campaign Against COVID-19

This was organized by the Justice and Peace Service (JPS) in collaboration with the Archdiocesan Catholic Health Service on Wednesday 1st April 2020 at the Auto Data Centre, Big Mankon.

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 across all continents of the world, claiming thousands of lives within a very short period of time, added to the fact that there is yet no vaccine or treatment for it, prevention becomes the best way out of this pandemic.

More so, with a significant increase in the number of active cases identified in some regions in Cameroon (about 233 as of April 1st. 2020),  it becomes very imperative for measures to be taken to prevent it from spreading into our region.

It is within this context that we organized this training & sensitization campaign, as a human right and a matter of justice for all, so that Services within the Archdiocese of Bamenda are adequately prepared and take appropriate measures to fight against this virus around their work places, in their homes and in their communities.

Facilitated by Dr. Ndi Jude of St. Blaise Catholic Hospital, Big Mankon, this session recorded the participation of over twenty (20) participants coming from fourteen (14) Services, amongst them, the Health Service, Archdiocesan College Bakery, Catholic Mission Technical Centre, Catholic Education Secretariat, Radio Evangelium and Family Life Service.

Participants left with the awareness that there are symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, therefore the need to take radical preventive actions. These included the following;

  • Proper Washing of Hands,
  • Using Proper Hand Sanitizers,
  • Wearing Face Masks to avoid getting infected/infecting Others,
  • Isolating one’s self, if infected,
  • Avoid Physical Greetings and Contact
  • Social Distancing
  • Avoiding Gatherings/Crowded Places
  • Avoiding Touching the Nose, Mouth or Eyes
  • Avoiding Spitting in Public,
  • Getting Updates from Trustworthy Sources, and above all,
  • STAYING AT HOME when necessary.

Protect Yourself,

Protect Your Loved Ones,

Protect Your Community!!!

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Participant Displays Locally Made Face Masks  

 

 

 

 

MISEREOR’s Project Officer for the Central African Region, Mr. Vincent HENDRICKX Visits the Justice & Peace Service

This visit which took place within the context of the ongoing armed conflict in the North West & south West Regions of Cameroon had as objectives, to understand the challenges the JPS Team is facing, and also to evaluate the level of its implementation of the MISEREOR funded project for the Archdiocese of Bamenda.

With the high level of insecurity in the North West Region, this meeting took place in Bafoussam on the 30th of November 2019 in the Diocesan Office of CODAS Caritas, bringing together the full JPS Team, including our Volunteer Barristers, and Mr. Vincent HENDRICKX.

At the end on the successful deliberations, all stakeholders left with concrete actions to strengthen the process of implementation of the project, and proposals for future areas of cooperation. They also prayed for an end to the hostilities, and subsequently a lasting solution to the armed conflict.

Being his very first visit to JPS Bamenda, he was given some souvenirs as gifts peculiar to this region.

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