COVID-19: Production of PPEs

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on communities across the globe, particularly in terms of economic, social and health. In Ghana, many communities have experienced job losses and the pandemic had exposed the weakness in our health systems. Rural communities have seen reduced access to medical care, and a lack of essential supplies such as personal protective equipment (PPE).

The pandemic has also exacerbated existing disparities in health and economic outcomes between rural and urban areas, with rural communities often being at a disadvantage due to lower access to resources.

As part of our mandate in helping improve the health needs of our communities, training on how to make PPEs (Nose masks, Sanitizers) was given to 20 young women in the Wa central constituency of the Upper West Region. These young women were expected to train other young women in their various communities on how to make these PPEs.