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 said, “The influencers trained to train others on the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) guidelines is to promote hygiene which is one of the major 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.”
Head of The Christian Aid said, “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 Health Committees (CPHC) that received refresher training on GBV with three reported cases and referrals to state GBV centres recorded since the training. Water points repair and maintenance for increased hygiene practices and environmental sanitation was also carried out.”
Christian Aid-UK is a Non Profit Making Organization that advocates for better Policies and Service Delivery on Universal Health Coverage, Gender Justice and Tax Justice.
Christian Aid is the official relief and development agency of 41 Christian churches in the UK and Ireland, and works to support sustainable development, eradicate poverty, support civil society and provide disaster relief in South America, the Caribbean, and Africa.