Our Team Efforts to Stop
the Spread of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant ramifications throughout Africa and in many cases fragile health care systems are unprepared for the widespread consequences of the disease. While governments have imposed lock downs to help stem the tide, businesses and livelihoods have dwindled leaving already vulnerable individual and families financially crippled. In response to these challenges, ENA has marshalled our resources, teams and relationships to educate, protect and empower. Our mission of healing, rescuing and lifting has never been more important than it is today.
Ethiopia Prevention Training
Local leaders and volunteers were trained to manage them. Health care providers were given infrared thermometers to be used at local health centers to identify those with an elevated temperature and instructed to self-quarantine.
Our Vocational school worked tirelessly to sew 5000 masks to be distributed to the elderly and those unable to sew one and taught communities how to make a face mask to take back to their village and teach others.
Hand sanitizer was also distributed to local communities with supplies and a recipe on how to make an alcohol based sanitizer to be shared. Now local leaders in villages are stepping up to help their communities and are committed to keep children and families safe.
We see people taking personal responsibility to create ways to improve their hygiene, by making and wearing a mask, making and using hand sanitizer and socially distancing.
Ghana and Sierra Leone
Our COVID-19 prevention efforts have centered in Ghana and Sierra Leone. We have partnered with Ensign College of Public Heath, a world-class educational institution in Kpong, Ghana. Our health care partner prepared a baseline survey to better understand community knowledge and treatment of the Coronavirus. We have trained and deployed health care facilitators and volunteers to work in vulnerable communities gathering essential base-line information and worked diligently to create community awareness with brochures, flyers, posters, and banners.
We are grateful to report with many government and non-government interventions, community spread has been limited and government lock downs slowly easing in some places. Current disease and anecdotal reports indicate that 70 percent of the population in the communities we serve are now wearing masks, engaging in social distancing and hand washing.
The Wisdom of the Children
Children are the BEST teachers, listen as they share how to protect COVID-19 infection.
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