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 Your Loved Ones,
Protect Your Community!!!