COVID - 19
The International Institute for Primary Health Care – Ethiopia (IIfPHC – E) is closely monitoring the evolving COVID – 19 pandemic and is dedicated to providing users with the most up-to-date information on the virus and related resources to support leaders, frontline workers, and communities in their response.
COVID - 19
The International Institute for Primary Health Care – Ethiopia (IIfPHC – E) is closely monitoring the evolving COVID – 19 pandemic and is dedicated to providing users with the most up-to-date information on the virus and related resources to support leaders, frontline workers, and communities in their response.

While COVID – 19 continues to spread, it is important that communities take action to prevent further transmission, reduce the impacts of the outbreak and support control measures. 

Here are key messages and actions for COVID -19 prevention and control. 

Steps of Proper Hand Washing

This video explains the importance of following WHO’s 7 steps of hand washing.
 
Step 1: Wet Hands 
Wet your hands and apply enough liquid soap to create a good lather.
Step 2: Rub Palms Together
Rub your hands palm to palm in circular motions. Rotate clockwise and anticlockwise.
Step 3: Rub the Back of the Hands
With your fingers linked through the other hand, use your right palm to rub the back of your left hand. Then swap.
Step 4: Interlink your fingers 
Link your fingers together, facing each other, into clasped hands. Then rub your palms and fingers together.
Step 5: Cup your fingers
Cup your fingers together, with your right hand over and your left hand under. With your fingers interlocked, rub the backs of them against your palms. Then swap.
Step 6: Clean the thumbs 
Enclose your right hand around your left thumb and rub as you rotate it, then swap.
Step 7: Rub Palms with your fingers 
Rub your fingers over your left palm in a circular motion, then swap.

Message from Health Workers

Health workers from the Eka Kotebe Hospital, one of the facilities dedicated to treat COVID – 19 patients, urge the community to stay at home while they fight the disease on the front line.

Our senior citizens are pleading with public to stay at home.