Over 700 youths from Tarauni, Nassarawa and Kano Municipal local government areas in Kano were sensitized by Community Health Research intiative in support of United Nation fund for population activities (UNFPA) on gender based violance and COVID-19.
The CHR chairman board of trustee, Dr Musa Muhammad Bello says the reason behind selecting the local government areas follows the outcome of the first wave outbreak of COVID-19 in the Country and are the most effective communities with the virus and population in the state.
According to Bello, CHR/UNFPA has been sensitizing people on various health issue since before the outbreak of COVID-19 in Kano, “and our prediction on tackling such issue has brough an immense contribution in various communities.” He said.
The Health Educator at Tarauni Local Government, Sabo Shehu Kabara lamented that The previous sensitization by CHR in the community was one the major source of tackling COVID-19 in Tarauni Local Government when alot of people cant afford to by facemask soap during the first wave of COVID-19 CHR provide it before some public and private organisation started.
Furthermore, the head village of Unguwar-Uku Salihi Garba says his support to CHR/UNFPA on preventing the community from covid 19/GBV and harmful traditional practises will not be limited alot of violence occur during the lockdown period in each community in the state and i cant say my community is out the violence.
Some of the participants in the communities who were among the sensitization express their view on COVID-19 and gender based violence.
Community Health Research Intiative CHR in support of United Nation Fund for Population UNFPA disbursed hand sanitizer and soap which are some of the major ways of preventing the virus in the community.