Intervention Area and Beneficiaries
Over 35,000 poor households across 12 communities, namely Alizaga, Kagbu, Azuba Bashayi, BAD, Tudun-Adabu, Agyaragu, Ningo, Angwan Zaria, Toto, Gadabuke, Kurudu, and Laminga in Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
The intervention titled “Door-To-Door Community Sensitization on COVID-19” was developed in line with National and State level strategies by ActionAID Nigeria in collaboration with Global Peace Development to conduct COVID-19 awareness education and to empower grassroot structures in poor and hard-to-reach communities for COVID-19 prevention, response, and referral. The intervention is currently promoting the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control’s (NCDC) social distancing and personal hygiene guidelines and recommendation to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. 14 volunteers were selected, trained and empowered with mega phones for continuous awareness on COVID-19, and COVID-19 information materials (including posters and handbills in English and local language), personal hygiene kits supplies for mass dissemination in the intervention’s 12 target communities.