COVID-19; NGO builds capacity of health workers

By Rita Avoka Bolgatanga, Oct 15, GNA - The Basic Foundation for Women Empowerment (BFWE), a Non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Bolgatanga, has trained a group of health workers as part of measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.





By Rita Avoka


Bolgatanga, Oct 15, GNA - The Basic Foundation for Women Empowerment (BFWE), a Non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Bolgatanga, has trained a group of health workers as part of measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The training, organized in collaboration with Planned International Ghana, with financial support from Global Affairs Canada, attracted many health professionals from rural communities such as Kalbeo and Sirigu among other communities across the Bolgatanga Municipal.

Madam Juliet Abajong, the Executive Director, BFWE, said the programme was meant to build the capacity of rural health workers, on the Coronavirus, to enable them ensure that women as well as other community members were educated well enough to live a COVID-19 free life.

"We know the impact of the Coronavirus is widely felt across the world but women in particular are going to be the most affected, because they would experience violence and other forms of setbacks."

Madam Abajong expressed worry about the impact of COVID-19 on businesses especially women-led enterprises as many women were the sole bread winners of their families.

The Executive Director called on stakeholders to join the NGO, to ensure gender-based violence was widely curbed.

The NGO had earlier rolled-out a five-year project to empower women economically and equip them to take up leadership roles that would contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.
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