Fishing Communities Targeted to Promote Good Sanitary Practices
Fishing communities at Yepemso, Osakam Fish market and Sankor all suburbs of Winneba have received sensitisation and awareness message on adopting good sanitary practices especially, domestic waste disposal, littering and open defaecation.
The awareness campaign was carried out alongside a health screening exercise organised by Coast for Christ Hospital at Sankor, a suburb of Winneba, in the middle of January to the second week of February 2018. The health screening and awareness campaign were preceded by clean-up exercise carried out by the communities with the support of Zoomlion, a waste management company.
SHAPE Attitude Ghana’s message was on the negative consequences of poor sanitary conditions, including open defaecation, on the communities. Mr Alphonses Taylor from Homes Health Care gave a vivid explanation with visual aid on the mode of transmission of diseases arising from poor sanitary condition in the communities and took them through on preventive measures to take.
The screening by Coast for Christ Hospital was for malaria, fasting and random blood sugar. Basic drugs and treated mosquito bed nets were supplied and those who needed further investigation were referred to the hospital.
Ms Florence Mavis Odoom, Acting Nurse Manager, led the team from Coast for Christ Hospital to represent the Hospital Manager, Rev. Dr. Edward John Enim, Hospital Manger. Mr Rexford Ofori-Ntiamoah led team from Homes Health Care and from SHAPE Attitude Ghana were the Director, Wonderful Baisie Ghartey and Mr Joel Sarpong a National Service Personnel. Mr Lawrence Quarcoo led the team from Zoomlion accompanied by Ms Grace Mensah for the clean-up exercise. The staff from Environmental Health Office were also present.