In recent months, Trumpeter Community Health’s central message of hand washing with soap has been emphasised across the globe like never before. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, advocacy of good hygiene and sanitation practice has taken on profound significance, especially in the nation of South Sudan where healthcare capacity and the extent of testing are both limited. As the Trumpeters adjust to new, often frustrating patterns of work in light of the virus, we are reminded of Paul’s words to the Galatians:
‘And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.’
How to Spread Health Knowledge in Lockdown? Megaphones!
Due to a relatively strict lockdown across South Sudan, the Trumpeters have had to alter some of their activities. They are no longer visiting individual homes and instead are using megaphones to spread health messages and tips for preventative measures against Covid-19. Responses to this new method have been positive, with many people standing at the entrances of their homes to listen at a safe distance.
Trumpeter staff salaries were increased by 50% recently due to fluctuations in the South Sudanese economy and to align with amounts paid locally in other similar projects. This has been a great encouragement to the Trumpeters as inflation has been exacerbated by a lack of economic activity during the pandemic.
Water Purification Tablets for Gondokoro
A normal Trumpeter household visit before the coronavirus!
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