On Sunday, 19th April 2020, students of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) donated free hand sanitizers, nose masks, soaps, and relief Items to less-privileged individuals, tricycle & taxi drivers, market women and students towards COVID-19 fight in the Ho Municipality of Volta Region.
The UHAS students provided public health education on the prevention and spread of the Coronavirus to residents of Ho Municipality.
Residents were sensitized on the need to maintain personal hygiene always in this ordeal times.
Abraham Norman Nortey, the SRC President said:
“This initiative forms part of contributions towards the fight against the coronavirus menace and the need for residents of Ho to continually practice the precautionary measures outlined by the World Health organisation and Ghana Health Service.”
Mr. Richard Alifodzi also said, “even though Volta Region is not yet under lockdown, the initiative is to respond to the distress calls of many colleague students who are not residents of Ho but couldn’t leave for various reasons.”
The group reckoned that, many of the market women they encountered at the Ho Central Market think this virus is mere fiction and few were on top of issues surrounding COVID-19.
They indicated that the source of funding is from students and they expect well-wishers to contribute their quota to support this cause since there are plans to carry out Phase II of the donation and education.