By Austin Ajayi, Yola
In a bid to stop COVID19 to get into Adamawa state, a non governmental organization, Sapphire Health and Education Foundation (SHEF) in collaboration with National Orientation Agency in Adamawa has commenced state wide enlightenment program on the need to prevent the deadly virus from entering the state.
Sapphire Health and Education Foundation (SHEF) with National Orientation Agency (NOA) in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF and Adamawa State Ministry of Health took the enlightenment/ awareness campaign on Covid-19 to Hong Local Government area of Adamawa.
The Founder and Chief Operating Officer of SHEF,Hon. Wafarninyi Theman over the weekend while addressing a group of people reiterated that the organization is after taking care of vunerable and less privileged people in the society,and the covid-19 health threat has attracted their attention to visit the area for awareness.
According to him SHEF is a relief and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty, ill health and injustice by giving them succor, and unconditional love irrespective of religion, race, ethnicity and gender.
He reiterated that the NGO’s advocacy work is done through Public campaign to raise awareness and mobilization, developing education to increase understanding on issues, education and skill sharing to enable the poor undertake advocacy themselves.
Wafarmanyi who spoke through the organization’s program officer Comrade Ikur Edmond Hyelandedu said SHEF has been into sensitization for long,haven visited rural Communities creating awareness on Healthcare and nutrition were carried out by a team of medical professionals within some local governments of Adamawa state,provided drugs and mosquito nets to rural people.
The organization enlightened the people on covid-19 virus which has became a world threat to human existence, attacking the health of people on an unprecedented manner thereby attacking the Economy of the world because of its negetive effect.
SHEF distributed hundreds dozens of hands sanitizers,nose and mouth masks and emphasized social distancing by staying at home as one of the good clue of avoiding the virus.