By Asmau Ahmad
Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) has sensitized over 700 youths drawn from Tarauni, Nassarawa and Kano Municipal Local Government Areas of Kano State on COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chairman of CHR Board of Trustee, Dr Musa Muhammad Bello said the sensitisation was supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to create awareness on the virus for the communities to take preventive measures.
He said the three LGAs were selected after carefully studying the outcome of the first wave outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, which shown that the communities in the LGAs are the most affected by the virus in the state.
Dr Bello added than even before the outbreak of the COVID-19, the CHR/UNFPA have been sensitizing people on various health issues, “and we believe that our contributions on tackling such issues have brought the desired results in various communities,” he said.
The Health Educator at Tarauni LGA, Sabo Shehu Kabara commended the CHR for the previous sensitization programmes conducted in the community, which he said have immensely contributed in tackling COVID-19 and other health issues in the LGA.
“It was the CHR that first started distributing face masks to our people during the first wave when most people can’t afford to buy facemask or soap, it was much later that some public and private also joined,” he said.
The CHR with support from the UNFPA distributed hand sanitizers, soap and face marks during the sensitization programme, in order to help prevent spread of the virus in the communities.