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Measures to prevent Covid-19

Prevention & Protection Measures

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus

Be aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, from WHO and from national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

1. Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

2. Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

4. Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

5. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Be informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.

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 MendaHouse activities to support the Protection of Covid-19 in Bamendankwe

Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus, we have been sensitising the local population using social media on how to prevent themselves and their family members from the Virus. We use information provided by WHO and the Government of Cameroon to update the community.  

After the Government of Cameroon passed a law that the wearing of mask  is compulsory for everyone, the prices of the mask surged and mask became gold and hard to access by everyone. 

 MendaHouse immediate action:

  • Ralling local tailors to sew two thousand (2000) face masks.
  • Providing a thousand (1000) hand sanitizers.
  • Preparing a team to share the items and to educate the community on how to use and how to clean it properly.
  • Connecting with local medics and supporting them to visit families that are in immediate medical needs.

Masks in Production