Hand Washing

The Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) says it is providing assistance to communities to construct simple local hand washing facilities, such as tippy taps, at the household levels.

It will also support Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Compounds and community clinics to construct such facilities and provide them with soap and hand sanitizers.

These are among some of the initiatives being implemented by the Agency as part of its contribution to help combat the spread of coronavirus in the country.

A statement signed by Mr. Worlanyo Kwadwo Siabi, Chief Executive of CWSA and made available to the Ghana News Agency in Kumasi, said the Agency was ready to make water easily available to all Ghanaians.

“The Community Water and Sanitation Agency will ensure that water is available to facilitate proper hand washing with soap under running water in rural communities and small towns”, the statement emphasized.

It said the Agency has put together a team which had developed an emergency response strategy to reach out to rural communities to help contain the global pandemic.

The focus of the strategy, according to the statement, was the promotion of effective hand washing with soap, application of alcohol based sanitizers and deployment of hand washing logistics through its regional offices and water system offices in communities.

It said the Agency which was represented on the Public Health Emergency Committees of the various assemblies would make significant inputs to strategies of the assemblies to combat the coronavirus.

The statement further said the offices of the Agency would engage communities through local radio stations and community information centers to provide the right information on proper hand washing with soap and how to avoid contracting the disease.



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