ACID aims to join efforts to educate the public about COVID-19

As the COVID-19 cases and deaths are rising across the United States. The Chief Executive office of Agency of International Cooperation for Development, ACID urges everyone around the world to remain vigilant.

ACID aims to join other organizations in expressing deep appreciation to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and other entities with similar goal for their extraordinary leadership they have displayed in their tireless efforts to combat the COVI-19 pandemic in cooperation with national Governments, donors, and other stakeholders. We cannot deny the sobering fact that the COVID-19 pandemic poses daunting challenges. Statistics revealing that in the last 7 days an estimated 1.502,620 people had become infected with COVID-19. As we have seen from the harrowing history of the epidemic, COVID-19 is not just a public health problem, but also a profound threat to human life that undermines fundamental human rights and causes tremendous loss due to the social and economic burdens it imposes. In addition, the global toll taken by COVID-19 hinders prospects for both poverty reduction and economic development.

ACID is working diligently to inform the public of its crucial responsibility to stop the spread of the pandemic.

“I totally understand that the changes we have had to make to routines and daily life are exceedingly forceful, but these changes are even more important now and in the future. It is a must to stop the spread of this new and dangerous virus. The more steps you and your family can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the safer you will be. ​” Highlighted CEO, ANESTAL BM.

To effectively galvanize an effective response to the scourge of COVID-19, The CEO recommends that regions with a high prevalence of COVID-19 must first muster their own will and political leadership and step up to the challenges. Simultaneously, the international community must also do its part to assist those regions in their struggle to stem the spread of COVID-19. To that end, there is a need to promote better coordination among Governments, civil society, and international organizations, within and between countries. In order to ensure a substantial prevention response, individuals, communities and societies should be educated and informed on how best to avoid infection. The sustainability of such efforts should also be ensured. In that regard, it is crucial that we provide accurate information on the pandemic by conducting public awareness campaigns, promoting education through various channels, and scaling up access to voluntary testing and counselling services.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention adopts: Three Important Ways to Slow the Spread

Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.

Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who do not live with you.

Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.