The Wife of the Cross River State Governor, Dr Linda Ayade has called on Cross Riverians to continue the practice of regular hand washing as one of the tool to fight against COVID-19 and other diseases.
She made this call during an interactive session with United Purpose, State Ministry of Health, Mediatrix Development Foundation and the Cross River State WASH Media Network in her office on Thursday as part of the activities to commemorate the Global Hand washing Day.
She emphasized on regular hand washing as the best vaccine for prevention of diseases caused from bacteria’s, contamination and other micro organisms.
According to her, Mediatrix Development Foundation over the years have partnered with United Purpose to ensure Hand washing becomes a norm, while supporting the WASH project in rural areas in Cross River State. She appreciated United Purpose for their wide coverage in Cross River State by ensuring so many communities are open defecation free.
Similarly, the Cross River State Commissioner for Health, Dr Betta Edu in continuation of the World Hand washing Day flag off a policy formulation meeting on adaptation of COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in Cross River State at Transcorp, Calabar.