UNICEF on Thursday staged its hand-washing campaign at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Fufore, Adamawa, to sensitise the displaced persons to the need for regular hand washing to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
Mr Joel Isaiah, UNICEF Education Consultant, called on the IDPs to wash their hands regularly at the camp and in school to promote hygiene and protect them from infections, especially the coronavirus.
“The COVID-19 pandemic provides a stark reminder that hand-washing is one of the simplest ways to prevent the spread of any virus and ensure better health outcomes.
“This year’s Global Hand-washing Day has ‘Hand Hygiene for All’ as its theme,” he said.
In his remarks, Malam Abubakar Dikko, Education Secretary of the Fufore Local Government Council, commended UNICEF for its contributions to the development of education in the council area, particularly for those in the IDPs camp.
He particularly advised the pupils to always observe COVID-19 protocols so as to protect themselves from contracting the COVID-19 virus.
UNICEF distributed containers, liquid soaps, buckets and Jerry cans to the IDP camp during the campaign.
Oct. 15 of every year is the day set to raise global awareness on the importance of hand-washing.