TRCS launches campaign on Covid-19 in Njombe Region

23May 2020
The Guardian
TRCS launches campaign on Covid-19 in Njombe Region

​​​​​​​TANZANIA Red Cross Society (TRCS) has launched a plan for providing education on the prevention measures against Covid-19 infections in Njombe Region so as to reduce the disease’s infection rate in the country.

TRCS president David Kihenzile.

Speaking soon after the launch the TRCS president David Kihenzile said since the government had already started work in such education, they have also seen the need to beef up strength and assist the government.

He said they continue to offer such services in nearly all regions of the country with the exception of not more than three regions to cover the whole country.

He said: “For Njombe Region we will cover all six districts, 107 wards, 18 divisions, 381 villages and their 82 areas, we shall cover residential areas and those with huge gatherings of people, we are not introducing new measures but we will increase our voice to the citizens on preventive measures to take against the pandemic,” he said.

On behalf of the TRCS Secretary the Evaluation Manager for Epidemics Simon Kadogosa beseeched on Tanzanians to abide by guidelines from health experts against Covid-19 infections, and added that one method they will employ is the use of placards, flyers, loudspeaker and brochures to get the message across.

“We shall bring up to 4,000 placards that will be erected in various areas, 14,000 flyers that will be distributed in the whole region and we shall use loudspeakers in strategic areas for those who cannot read,” Kadogosa said.

Njombe District Commissioner Ruth Msafiri who was the guest of honour at the event said the fight against the pandemic is not to be undertaken by leaders only but by every citizen, and they should do so while working.

“We continue to educate the public but we must also have faith in God, we must also increase efforts in taking precautionary measures against the disease while engaging in work else we must find ourselves collapsing economically,” she added.