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Affordable Handwashing in Ghana

It is a sight to see the colors all over the place!” MMS in Ghana write in response to the growing popularity of “Veronica buckets.” Originally invented 30 years ago by a woman named Veronica Bekoe, the buckets provide a safe and affordable option for handwashing. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Veronica buckets are now appearing in large numbers at the entrance of shops and other facilities across Africa!

Food for Frontliners

In the Philippines there is a growing concern for the well-being and safety of medical and health care workers in the frontline of this pandemic. Medical Mission Sisters in the Philippines have committed themselves to provide food for those on the front line in responding the medical needs of those with Covid-19 once a week.  Every Saturday the sisters prepare and deliver healthy snacks of meals for the health staff at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City.

Hand Sanitizer for Ghana

Holy Family Hospital Techiman, Ghana, where several Medical Mission Sisters work, has formed a COVID-19 Response Team which is leading the effort to prevent the spread of the virus in their area. Entrance to the hospital has been limited to the main entrance and all people coming in, including staff, are screened; their temperature is checked, and their hands sanitized. The Public Health Team is active with public education and raising awareness using all the means available.

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