The Gambia: Covid-19 Prevention Measures within the Gambia Pilot Program

As part of its efforts to integrate health and hygiene activities in current programs, the BMZ through the Gambia Pilot Program provided safety equipment to the fishing community at the Brufut Fish Landing Site. Within the Gambia Pilot Program, Brufut is one of the intervention sites of the program receiving a new and modern fish smoking house.

The first batch of hygiene equipment was officially handed over on 10 July 2020 by the German Embassy liaison office in Banjul, with the participation of the Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources, GAMWORKS, other program stakeholders and the Consultant. The equipment consisted of mobile handwashing stations

developed and produced by the local vocational training school GTTI - Gambia Technical Training Institute. The stations are equipped with a washbasin of which the tap is hands-free operated by a foot pedal. No connection to the water supply is necessary as the stations are equipped with their own 200-litre tank.

Small items, like safety glasses and goggles, mouth-nose protection masks and contactless infrared thermometers complemented the package.

At the same time, part of the equipment will serve to ensure hygiene conditions during the construction of the new fish smoking house.

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