A number of school visits were made within the period under review to ensure proper sanitary disposal of refuse, inspection of school latrine facilities, monitoring of food vendors in the school and education on “WASH”. Health education was also carried out in some communities during the period under review on “WASH” in order to prevent the outbreak of cholera and other diseases. In addition, fumigation exercises due to the corvid-19 outbreak was supervised by the Sanitation Unit during the period under review.
Health Promotion Activities in the Various Zonal Areas
Health Promotion/Risk communication is defined as the open two-way exchange of information and opinion about risk, leading to better understanding and better decisions. Risk communication is also an interactive process of exchanging of information and opinion on risk among risk assessors, risk managers, and other interested parties.
During the year 2022, the focus was more on Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) among the populace especially food/drink handlers and school children.
How the people were complying with the preventive protocols and to educate them on the importance of the preventive protocols. On the 1st of March, 2022 the exercise started with a meeting with all the field staff who were to undertake programme. Plans and strategies were developed on how to undertake the assignment in the municipality.
The new Juaben North Municipal Assembly is divided into five zonal areas namely Effiduase, Asokore, Akwadum, Oyoko and Jumapo zones. The risk communication activities were undertaken in all the Zonal areas concurrently. Using a mix of tactics and approaches, including but not limited to:
- Public communication
- Media communication
- Mass awareness initiatives
- Health promotion
- Household health education concept
- Partner engagement
- Social mobilization, and
- Community engagement
These approaches were chosen because of the ban on mass gatherings due to the Covid-19 pandemic
Table 4 Week One – ERC (1st of March, 2022)
|s/n||Location /zonal area||Activity undertaken||Male||Female||Total
Number of people reached
|1.||Akwadum||1.Health Education on the covid-19 protocols with some food vendors
2. Meeting with school feeding cooks in Akwadum Methodist basic school.
3. household visitation
|2.||Oyoko||1.Agonaba guest house, demonstration of the protocols
2. Adehyeman spot, Ey3 Mre drinking spot and 2 other drinking spots without names were health educated and the covid-19 protocols were demonstrated to them.
3.House to house visits
For health education
|3.||Effiduase||1 health education of church members
2. household visits Health education
|4.||Jumapo||1.Households Health Education
2. Jumapo market place
|5.||Asokore||1.Household health education
2. two Eateries
3. Asokore community info center for health talk
|Total number of people reached in week one||1,344|
Table 5 Week 2 – ERC (8th – 12th March, 2022)
|S/N||Location /Zonal Area||Places Activities Undertaken||Male||Female||Total
Number of people reached
Core activities undertaken;
-Proper hand-washing techniques
-house to house health education on covid-19 protocols
-proper wearing of the nose mask and its disposal
|1.Health Education on the covid-19 protocols with some food vendors around the market
2. Meeting with Akwadum L/A Basic school
3. Ten households visited
-demonstration on how to wear nose mask
-education on handwashing with soap under running water
-need to observe the covid-19 protocols
|1.Oyoko Methodist school
2. Abease spot, 2 other drinking spots without names were health educated and the covid-19 protocols were demonstrated to them.
3. fifteen(15) House to house visits
For health education
The activities included;
– household visits for covid-19 Health education on the protocols
-food vendors health education
– Schools visitation on covid-19 health education.
|1. ten(10) households visited for Health education
2. Three(3) chop bars were namely Fair Play Chopbar,
Doreen Restaurant, ECG
3.Food vendors along the streets
Key Activities include;
-health education on covod-19 protocols in market
-health education for food vendors observing the c-19 protocols
-households visitation on covid-19 protocols education
|1. five (5)Households Health Education
2. Jumapo market places
3. Food vendors along the main street.
|1.five(5) Households visited for health education
2. Three(3) Eateries/Chop bars
3. Asokore Methodist School Primary
|Total number of people reached in week two||1,067|
Table 6 Week 3 – ERC (15th To 19th March, 2022)
- Through this Enhanced Risk communication assignment, it was observed that the knowledge of the people regarding Covid-19 and its preventive protocols has increased considerably to about 90%.
- A slight drop was observed in the compliance level especially wearing of nose mask among commuters or passengers. The reason could be that, they heard that there was a slight drop in the number of active cases in the Municipality.
- It was observed also that, the basic school children complied well with the protocols.
( name of place eg. market)
(name of town)
|ADULTS||CHILDREN||TOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE|
|1||Effiduase Methodist School
Household visited Eight (8)
Solomon Prep. School
Taxi Rank and traffic light area
|2||Friihans school and the canteen
Ten (10) households in Bohye
|3||Oyoto Methodist school,
Kitchen staff and food vendors at Oyoko Presbyterian School,
Two(2) eating premises
Five (5) Provision Shops along the principal street in Oyoko.
House hold visits Eight (8)
|4||Market Women and provision shops along main road
M/A Basic School
Visited dressmakers along street
Household engaements in Suhyen Community (10)
|MUNICIPAL TOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED||1,284|
Table 8 Week 3 – ERC (29th March To 2nd April, 2022)