Health

Jockul Ndowen School, Gambia

Regular hand washing and social distancing is a mainstay of the battle against covid, and the battle isn’t over. Uganda, Kenya and Cameroon have seen recent peaks in covid cases, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa have localised peaks, with school closures, curfews and local travel restrictions in some areas.  But for many of our partners regular handwashing itself is a challenge. Intermittent and low volume of water in taps is common – in Cameroon people report a whole month with no [...]

Biochar Action sheet now available in french

The FAO estimates that 2.4 billion people depend on wood energy for cooking and heating.  In African countries the proportion of people using wood fuels as a main or only source of energy can be startling. Ninety percent of the population in Sierra Leone are estimated to rely on charcoal or firewood for energy, and 85% in Mali. In Madagascar, Senegal, Chad and Niger, the figures are similar.  In urban areas the trend is from wood towards charcoal.  Charcoal stoves are [...]

Medicinal plant gardens – New PACE Action Sheet

PACE (Pan African Conservation Education) shares environmental success stories, practical ways in which people have overcome local problems. Our new Action sheet on Medicinal Plant Gardens is one such source of inspiration for educators and individuals in these challenging times. Most people know some local plants that have health benefits, but may not know how to grow them or not realize they can be cultivated. There are many 'medicinal' plants that people use on a daily basis, species that are now [...]

Stay alert to Corona Virus

PACE Educators - Corona virus remains a danger.  PLEASE continue to protect yourselves and encourage those around you to wash hands, use social distancing and wear facemasks. If you know anyone without access to facemasks why not demonstrate how they they can make their own.  This easy to make design from Coaching Conservation in Botswana is a simple, practical, no-cost option. If you are back at school or around children in the community making facemasks is an activity that supports craft, design [...]

Careers in Conservation – Vet

  As some countries begin to ease the lockdown restrictions people are starting to plan and look to the future again. This has inspired us to continue the PACE Careers in Conservation series that illustrates the great range of jobs and many kinds of people that work in conservation and related employment. The corona virus crisis has created enormous challenges, but we are confident about the future, that Conservation will continue to be a growing and exciting sector all across Africa.  [...]

Staying informed, protecting & caring for ourselves, each other and the environment 

      Over recent weeks much of the discussion amongst PACE educators, and there’s been a lot,  has focused on their concern to be informed about Corona virus and COVID-19. As community leaders and educators they are anxious to understand, to have correct facts, to know how to prepare, how to protect, how to respond when people are unwell and how best to advise those around them. They are aware that many people have limited access to information, and don’t [...]

Ways to encourage rigorous Handwashing practices

PACE educators - Now is the time to make sure everyone around you knows and uses good hand washing practices. If you have PACE materials look at Action sheet # 27 Wash your Hands, #28 Making Soap, and help each person in your household to read (or read to them) the water chapter in Africa our Home for background information. It will also support school learning that many are missing out on just now. With many children not in school why [...]

By |2020-03-24T09:10:10+00:00March 24th, 2020|Africa, Community, Corona virus, Education, Environment, Hand washing, Health, Hygiene, PACE, Water|0 Comments