Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first case was identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The disease has since spread worldwide, leading to an ongoing pandemic.
WHEN AND HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS
WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN TO STAY HEALTHY
You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:
- Before, during, and after preparing food
- Before eating food
- Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
- Before and after treating a cut or wound
- After using the toilet
- After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
- After handling pet food or pet treats
- After touching garbage
FOLLOW FIVE STEPS TO WASH YOUR HANDS THE RIGHT WAY
Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.
CROSS CUTTING ISSUE: COVID-19
This year 2020 has been a tough and difficult year to the rural poor who depend on farming for livelihood. With the emerging of the pandemic—Covid-19 everything stalled impacting negatively not only on the rural poor but the whole world. The pandemic has impacted negatively on the economy, leading to high cost of agricultural production, due to this most of our rural churches could not afford purchasing the equipments required by the Government in prevention of the disease. We approached some friends, Walter Haskins being among them who gave us the little they could afford—from this we bought
- THERMO GUNS- For temperature measuring
- OXIMETER- For oxygen level and pulse rate measuring
- Hand washing Buckets
- Liquid soap
With this we managed to give to some churches which were very needy and could not afford, though the need is still very high. We pray that God will Provide.
For the three classes we’ve trained during this pandemic- (Ndalu agric Class, Wamuini Class, Rafiki Farm Class), we also trained them on health hygienes/protocols—Washing hands regularly, putting on Musks, social distancing, avoiding crowded area i.e burials, ceremonies. In African burials and ceremonies are really held up in high esteem. We train them to follow the government and WHO Regulations and leave the rest to GOD.
|Risk of being infected
|Adhering to health protocol rules- putting on musk, social distancing, oftenly sanitizing/washing of hands.
|High demand of services from the communities
|Prioritizing and going with the most needy
|Very interior places and not easily accessable- visit them early morning before it rains and where need be pack the vehicle and walk to the place