The Ensign College of Public Health together with its partners, Engage Now Africa and Health 2 Go on Saturday, September 5, 2020, presented a hand washing station to the Asogli State Council.

The donation was a symbol of the group’s commitment to work with community stakeholders within the area to support the fight against the novel coronavirus. 

The gesture was also to support this year’s Asogli Yam Festival celebration.

The items, which included hand sanitizers and some facemasks were all locally produced by beneficiaries of the adult literacy program of Engage Now Africa, a non-profit organization.

The handwashing device has two basins, an automatic detergent dispenser, and is also child friendly.

The Medical Director and faculty member at Ensign College, Dr. Edward Kofi Sutherland said, the initiative was part of a Covid-19 behavioral change project to help drive up public adherence to the safety protocols. 

“We understand that behavioral change is one of the crucial elements in preventing the spread of the virus,” he said, noting that the project team is working with community stakeholders in three regions of Ghana towards this end.

On her part, Country Director of Engage Now Africa, Madam Cecilia Amankwah, also gave some insight into the efforts of the adult literacy program within the communities in the Volta Region.

Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia, Paramount Chief of the Asogli State warmly received the team and expressed appreciation for the interest the team has shown in helping curb the pandemic.