Davao de Oro Province— Highly recommended by professionals in the medical field, handwashing remains one of the best prevention against acquiring the COVID-19 infection. Handwashing is a simple form of habit that could save lives of many when properly done in homes, workplaces and institutions both private and public.

In partnership with Pro-ACT implemented by Action Against Hunger and Fundacion Codespa, a total of 15 (fifteen) units of hand-washing facilities was handed-over to the Provincial Government of Davao de Oro together with the 68 hygiene kits or the basic PPEs for the municipal and barangay responders.

These handwashing facilities and hygiene kits mitigates the possible transmission of any forms of disease-causing agents including COVID-19. Pro-ACT’s initiatives also includes the distribution of food packs to families with senior citizens and person with disabilities to some barangays in the municipalities of Maco, Mabini, Nabunturan and Pantukan reaching a total of 1,333 families covered.

In addition, Action Against Hunger and Fundacion CODESPA’s COVID-19 response focuses in the distribution of food items, hygiene kits and handwashing facilities as well as the provision of agricultural inputs to selected and pre-identified Farmer’s Association or Cooperatives allowing them to minimize agricultural production losses and at the same time ensuring their families’ livelihood amidst the emerging crisis. (Jasteen Abella, ID DAVAO DE ORO)

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