The global spread of Coronavirus has become a topical issue for discussion, and concern for many, especially the vulnerable, such as people living with HIV/AIDS. This recently warranted the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos Health Department to rethink on the things people take for granted and ways to go about their daily lives. All over the whole world, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced everyone to consider new ways of approaching what has been the long standing practice and tradition.
This is why the Archdiocesan health department two weeks ago organized a one-day seminar for people living with HIV/AIDS. Sr. Theresa Maris Afareha EHJ, the Health Coordinator facilitated the training with passion, as she gave comprehensive preventive measures, and enhanced the knowledge of the people on the COVID-19 disease. She advised them on regular and timely visit to health care centres for their routine ART drugs. Afareha took them through the COVID-19 protocols of temperature checks, as the support group demonstrated hand washing with soap and water, as well as distributed hand sanitizers, face masks, jotters and food items.
The Reverend Sister also reiterated the reality of the Coronavirus disease, adding that the people should not be afraid, but continue to trust God for His Protection. She also used the opportunity to appeal to well meaning Nigerians to support people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as orphans and the vulnerable among us.