THE prevention of the spread of COVID-19 by maintaining good personal hygiene is one of the most important tools against the pandemic in Namibia.
In this regard, the founder and director of the Palms for Life Fund, Hannah Laufer-Rottman, have donated a quarter of a million good quality bars of soap that will enable many marginalised families in Namibia to maintain good hand hygiene in far off communities.
Ben Begbie-Clench Palms for Life Representative in Namibia said the donation of 250 000 bars of soap will aid health authorities in Namibia’s efforts is to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The soap is going to be distributed over the coming weeks to towns and villages identified as being most in need of resources to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The Ministry of Health and Social Services Environmental Health Practioner in Tsumkwe, Tarah Shapange noted that Tsumkwe has experienced two confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the San community and testing is ongoing in the area.
“It will help us to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to control the current outbreak in Tsumkwe East they will continue to raise awareness about COVID-19 prevention in the communities of Tsumkwe District”, Shapange said.
Health workers also received a private donation of high-quality washable masks from Ben Begbie-Clench. The fund donated a total of 300 masks as well as materials for the community-sewing group to make 200 more.