In Solidarity we will stop COVID -19

Erena Bayessa
Posted March 28, 2020 from Ethiopia

 

 The Ethiopian total population reached now over 100, million . women account for more than 50 % of the population. We deeply appreciate our current government of Ethiopia and other opposition parties for the prompt actions they are taking to prevent the COVID_ 19. Along the appreciated effort of the government,' the civil society organizations including my own organizations  are very busy working in the target community to stop further spread of the virus . In Ethiopia, according to the up to date confirmed cases reached to 16 of them reported two deaths so far. As community based non profit organization and the entire country,  

The Ethiopian people are potentially endangered at risk of contracting the virus due several reasons. 

Among others, we are very group/ collective social culture. Social distancing is new order and hard to practice.

 

Second,  hand washing is not established norm, and unfortunately most our grassroots communities are low income peoples are not be able  to afford even for soap and other basic protection hygiene products fore every day things enable them to protect oneself against contracting the virus.  

Third, imagine how it will be more difficult to manage over 100, 000, 000 people who have background  constraints aforementioned. 

Regardless of all vivid challenges we feel more sense of commitment as organization and individual to protect our own self, families, elderly, women, children and all members of our communities at grassroots through building of awareness and support and provision basic protections goods and maintain of practical behaviour /habits against contracting the Corona virus(COVID)_19. Currently, implementing the following activities: 

Hand hygiene

 Before and after preparing food ; 

Before and after eating 

After using the toilet 

After coughing /sneezing into tissue (or if non complaint with respiratory etiquette 

After handling body fluid contaminated waste or laundry,

Whenever hands looks dirty 

Cleaning the home and co-living settings Cleaning public spaces :

Cleaning public spaces :

Introducing and practicing appropriate Social distancing measures

Encouraging the community  to develop protocols for cleaning public spaces as they are currently do not have an established cleaning routine.

Nonetheless, this not we can do alone with  Ethiopian Economy, Ethiopia is developing country, yet millions of its citizen's particularly are under poverty Line. Therefore the collaboration and solidarity of international donors and community will deem necessary, in this accord, therefore, Your possible support will be highly appreciated.

Thank you so much for your in solidarity with our grassroots 

Women, Grandmothers and Children  ;and general members of our grassroots communities of Africa/ethiopia against COVID-19 

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maeann
Mar 29
Mar 29

Let us work together to be safe and to have good hygiene inside home. Being prepared and aware is key to be safe.

Be safe and be healthy Erena.

Erena Bayessa
Mar 30
Mar 30

Beloved sister,

Thank you so much. for your encouraging and inspiring feedback and messages as always ! Our planet needs today, kind hearted and compassionate people like you! The tenderheartedness heals the world from all forms of suffering
Well, as today , there are 21 confined cases of the COVD-19 with 2 deaths in Ethiopia. we are devotedly performing our best as organization and individual to protect our own self, families, elderly, women, children and all members of our communities at grassroots through building of awareness and support and provision basic protections goods and maintaining of practical behaviour /habits against contracting the pandemic. Currently, implementing the following activities:
Hand hygiene
Before and after preparing food ;
Before and after eating
After using the toilet
After coughing /sneezing into tissue (or if non complaint with respiratory etiquette
After handling body fluid contaminated waste or laundry,
Whenever hands looks dirty
Cleaning the home and co-living settings Cleaning public spaces :
Cleaning public spaces :
Introducing and practicing appropriate Social distancing measures
Encouraging the community to develop protocols for cleaning public spaces as they are currently do not have an established cleaning routine.
Many thanks !

maeann
Mar 31
Mar 31

Everyone should cooperate...thank you. Stay safe.

otahelp
Mar 29
Mar 29

Erena thank you for sharing your story. seriously most African people cannot meet up with the preventive measures because of poverty. we will keep assisting them as much as we can

Erena Bayessa
Mar 30
Mar 30

Yes, my Beloved Sister,
As we continue our commitment with what we can , God will intervene to change this worst situation facing us for better . My God be with all of us. Stay safe.

Hello, Erena,

Oh, dear, 16 cases and 2 deaths already. I hope everyone in your country will cooperate. It’s very crucial. I am speaking from our country’s experience.

Our government decided to have a community quarantine when we have 20 cases. It takes a lot of adjustments until now. We also practice the tips you mentioned above. Yet still, we have more than a thousand cases today.

I am happy that you are disseminating information for prevention. Keep it up, dear! The more informed we are, the better.

Please stay safe!:)

coolasas
Apr 02
Apr 02

We all have something to contribute to the prevention of spread of the virus, but doing that maybe some of us will have to challenge the cultural norms.
But its’ not a bad thing, as long as like you mentioned we have to do what has been told to all of us on how we can prevent it, and later when we overcome the spread of the virus in our community, we can continue to live a good healthy life with our cultures intact.

Stay safe
Coolasas

Metiege Noel Eve
Apr 06
Apr 06

Its sure our collective efforts that is going to help us combat this pandemic so together let's work and say goodbye to COVID 19

Anita Shrestha
Apr 10
Apr 10

Thank you

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Dear Erena.
Thank you so much for your post which emphasizes that we need to work together in order to eradicate Covid 19. We need to make sure that we sensitize those who are around us about the importance of washing hands and sanitizing our hands.
Together we can kick out the virus from our various countries.
Stay blessed and stay safe.