Responding to Covid-19
Ghana recorded its first cases of the COVID-19 infections in March 2020. RAINS immediately pivoted to respond to pandemic meant to contribute to increasing awareness and compliance to approved protocols as well as protect lives and livelihoods. Through the generous support from our partners and donors we adapted ongoing activities to reflect the new realities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trustees and Management worked closely issue and localize protocols to promote the health and safety of all staff and volunteers including adapting to remote-based working and the use virtual technologies to support programming as well as the sharing of COVID-19 awareness information and addressing misconceptions. And at the same time positioned to respond to the challenges of the burden of the pandemic in communities.
Our several years of experience in WASH, Behavior Change Communication, Systems strengthening and partnerships with state and non-state actors have been brought to bear in our response actions to COVID-19. So far we have reached 637,720 people including children, girls and adults with information and services – Handwashing kits, face masks, sanitizers among others.
|‘……the radio campaign RAINS undertook to create awareness about the causes and prevention of the pandemic has been very useful in helping most of our people come out of the myths they held about the pandemic. Local health agents are reporting increase in awareness at the community levels and given that we are one of the few districts in the country outside the big cities where cases have been recorded, the situation could have been worse without the radio campaigns’……District Director of Health Services of the West Mamprusi District, Mr. Mohammed Yakubu|
Click for Ghana’s updates on the COVID-19 here: https://www.ghanahealthservice.org/covid19/