23-04-2020 by redazione
Disinfectant booths to be placed at the entrance of hospitals and clinics in the County, but possibly also in other public places.
The Humanitarian Association "Sasa Rafiki-ODV" has decided to mobilize at this time of international emergency to help the population and is working with the head of health of Kilifi County, Dr. Sultan.
Having reached the first milestone in the distribution of medical devices (in particular 1500 masks donated to the population of Watamu and Mida Creek), he intends to develop a further initiative to involve not only the population but also the hospitals and doctors of Kilifi County. It will purchase disinfection tent (sanitary disinfectant cabinets), complete protective suits, machine sprayer disinfectant and medical protective visors.
The complete project of the association consists in the purchase, production and distribution of masks, gloves, water containers, soap and disinfectants to the inhabitants of the area.
These devices are necessary, if not essential, for basic prevention to protect against COVID-19. From today in Kenya not covering your mouth and nose with even a double piece of cloth will be considered a crime. Such behaviour is punishable with a penalty of 20,000 shillings (equal to about 200 euros) or a penalty of up to six months. It is useful to remember that the population of Africa is very poor and has nothing to eat, so, given the dramatic situation, we can understand how difficult, if not impossible, it is for them to bear the cost of the devices.
The masks are produced in the tailoring workshop of the association at Mida Creek and by Jua Kali designer, a tailoring workshop located in Watamu, from which Sasa Rafiki buys the materials.
The masks have a unit cost of 65 shillings, between fabric and workmanship, they are washable and therefore reusable.
They are composed of two layers of cotton in line with the new provisions of the Ministry of Health of Kenya.
In addition to the free distribution of all the above mentioned health devices, Sasa Rafiki will personally take care of a proper awareness and education to protect themselves, taking into account that this is a closely related factor, given the lack of awareness that still exists in these areas.
The sanitary devices will therefore initially be distributed to all the inhabitants of the three communities of Kisiwani, Kirepwe and Mida Creeck, to the salesmen and boda-boda boys (motorcycle-taxi drivers) of Watamu, who interface more often with a large number of people.
These important initiatives will require financial support from all those who love Africa and feel the need to join the cause for which this association is fighting. A special thanks goes to Roberta Rigobon, Ivo Antonini, Freddie del Curatolo and all the staff of Sasa Rafiki for their constant support.
Anyone who wants to contribute can make a donation, sending even a minimal contribution.
Any help will be essential to help the population to protect themselves:
- Fundraising: https://www.gofundme.com/f/sasa-rafiki-in-kenya-per-combattere-il-covid19?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet
- From Kenya to Mpesa number: +254 728421500
- From Italy to: Sasa Rafiki - ODV. IBAN IT56X03268032030EM001085314 Causal: "Covid-19 donation".
- Instagram: @sasa_rafiki_odv
- Facebook: Sasa Rafiki - ODV
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