The Xcholera Campaign led by Ghanaian actress and Television host, Joselyn Dumas, on Thursday hit the Okaishie market to sensitize the public on healthy practices to prevent cholera as part of its phase II project.
The campaign which was launched in late August, 2014, is aimed at educating the public and getting them committed to healthy and safe practices to prevent Cholera.
It takes a different approach from the traditional cleaning up of dirty areas to the creation of awareness on why the public needs to practice personal and environmental hygiene.
It is about sensitizing the public to understand the need to clean their environment and getting them committed to staying clean.
With support from Lifebuoy and Ernest Chemist, the team educated the public on proper hand washing techniques and distributed ORS and Lifebuoy Soap. A community health specialist from the LA Polyclinic, Miss Patricia Awumey was on hand to support the awareness raising and to answer questions on Cholera from the public.
In attendance were Fuse ODG and Funny Face who educated the public on safe practices and demonstrated the proper hand washing technique. The campaign is also supported by KOD, Nana Aba Anamoah, Yvonne Nelson, Efya, Reggie Rockstone and many more.
Actress Joselyn Dumas hopes to bring on board a substantial number of people to help raise awareness and encourage hygienic practices in the society.
Cholera is a disease characterized by severe diarrhoea accompanied by vomiting. Transmission is mostly from consuming contaminated food and water caused by poor sanitation.