Rotary Club Trains Students on Prevention, Spread of Coronavirus, Lassa Fever in Abuja School


L-R Dr. Gladys George, President Rotary Club of Abuja Wuse II, Pietro Uzochukwu Macleo, Barr. John Ebokpo, flanked by the ambassadors in group photo after the inauguration on Wednesday in Abuja.

In a bid to to prevent spread of the deadly Coronavirus which has become a global emergency, the Rotary Club of Abuja Wuse II has constituted a taskforce comprising of students of Government Day Secondary Wuse II, Abuja.

The task force, named Suzanne .C Smith Health Scout Ambassadors, was saddled with the responsibility of preventing spread of the Coronavirus and Lassa Fever in Government Day Secondary Wuse II, Abuja.

The Health Scout Ambassador is a train the trainer initiative put together by the organization to promote good health, create awareness about health issues as well as prevention and care.

Smartgist24 reports that after the training which took place on Wednesday, the Ambassadors were inaugurated by the trainer, a United Nations (UN) health worker, Dr Gladys George.

George, who is a medical surgeon charged the ambassadors to be committed to the task handed to them by educating their fellow students about personal hygiene and methods to prevent contacting and spreading communicable diseases.

The task force was armed with items such as hand sanitizers for their personal use and distribution to other members of the public, after they were certified fit to further train members of each of their classes on personal hygiene and preventive measures to stay safe from communicable diseases.

In a remark, the President of the Rotary Club, Rotarian Pietro Uzochukwu charged the Ambassadors to be watchdogs in their school and report any case of illness to the school authority.

“Having received the requisite training and certified knowledgeable enough about the issues at stake, you are mandated to teach your fellow students on how to avoid contacting and cut the spread of these diseases and act as watchdogs in your school by reporting any case of illness, exhausted hygiene accessories such as sanitizer, dettol, tissues, hand soap etc which are very fundamental for hygiene for quick replacement,” he told the ambassadors. Meanwhile, the Rotary Club also installed automatic sanitizer dispensing machines in strategic locations in the school and provided hand wash accessories to other students in the school for personal hygiene.


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