One of the leading international nongovernmental organizations in Nigeria, Christian Aid-UK has trained over 720 community influencers across Borno, Kaduna and Benue states on COVID-19 guidelines and sanitation to stem the spread of the disease.
The country director of Christian organisation, Mr Charles Usie, made this known to journalists at its country office in Abuja, saying the influencers trained to train others on the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) guidelines is to promote hygiene which is one of themajor guidelines for reducing transmission of the novel Coronavirus disease.
Listing other interventions, Usie said the organisation carried out community sensitisation on sanitation and hygiene practices; completed engagement of traditional and religion leaders for community mentoring and population sensitisation across 54 communities of Benue, Borno and Kaduna states.
The Christian Aid boss said that borehole water points renovation has been completed in the three states with a total of 87 water points renovated and 10 new one drilled.
“Some of the new boreholes would be completed this week in Benue and Borno states. We also have 48 Community Protection and HealthCommittees (CPHC) that received refresher training on GBV with three reported cases and referrals to state GBV centres recorded since thetraining,” he said.
He further said water points repair and maintenance for increased hygiene practices and environmental sanitation was also carried out.
He said that fumigation of public places was done working with the state emergency operations center (EOC) locations which included local isolation centres, primary health facilities, traditional palaces, worship centres and market places.