Over the past days, ARHR has been embarking on a community sensitization and education in some communities in the Ashiedu Keteke sub-metro in the Greater Accra Region on the need to adhere to the covid 19 safety protocols.
The community sensitization and education is part of activities to implement the MISAICAK project in the Ashiedu Keteke sub-metro. Over the past few weeks, the urgency to practice the covid 19 protocols has reduced significantly. There was the need to sensitize community members to continue keeping safe.
The MISAICAK project is a response to covid 19 and it intends to mitigate the spread and impact of COVID-19 among residents of the Ashiedu Keteke sub-metropolitan assembly. It complements two of the five objectives outlined by the Government of Ghana to mitigate the spread and impact of COVID-19 in Ghana.
Specifically, the project will, by the end of September 2020, intensify community education to ensure the prevention and spread of the virus among communities; strengthen and enhance community knowledge and attitude towards physical distancing; and advocate against fear, discrimination and stigmatization of individuals and families infected and affected by the virus.
As part of activities towards the implementation of this project, hand washing, sanitation and hygiene products has been stationed at vantage points in the target communities to ensure adherence to the protocols. The project is being implemented with funding from the French Embassy.