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‘Insanity Is Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Results’

Whether this quote is credited to Albert Einstein or any other personality, it stands to reason, that for the sustainable development of our dear country, we need to consciously commit to making necessary changes to those behaviours and attitudes that have clearly undermined our sustainable development over the years.

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The Foundation for Behavioural & Attitudinal Change is so concerned about the steadily increasing COVID-19 infections in our dear country, as we continue to live through the pandemic, and wish to strongly encourage each one of us to do and advise others to do the following;
1. Regularly wash our hands with soap under running water
2. Regularly clean our hands with approved hand sanitizers
3. Wear nose mask over your nose and mouth any time you find yourself in the midst of others
4. Adhere to the social distancing protocol by keeping a distance of at least one (1) meter between you and the next person.

The Environmental Disaster At Chorkor

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That certainly is a problem that can be blamed on not only institutional/governmental failure over the years, but even more importantly on negative behaviour/attitude of residents over time.

#behaviouralchange #attitudinalchange #sustainabledevelopment

A good number of us have complained, discussed and condemned a number of negative behaviours and attitudes that have undermined and slowed down national development over the years, but is it not time that we pulled our strengths, resources, ideas, and agitation together to constitute the much needed momentum and mass action? This precisely is the platform FOBAC Ghana presents, and will very much appreciate your active participation.

FOBAC therefore calls on every single resident of Ghana who knows about the pandemic and the protocols that need to be observed, to actively spread the education to anybody else who needs such education, as part of the necessary measures to fight the pandemic and get the numbers coming down.
Education! education! education! besides the observance of the protocols.
Thanks to each one of you for your individual efforts in helping adopt the necessary behavioural change.


Dear friends and fellow Ghanaians. Given that the core of FOBAC’s vision is about behavioural and attitudinal change for sustainable development, and the life-saving instruction to adopt the following behaviour in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic;
✓ Observe social distancing in our interactions with others.
✓ Regularly wash our hands with soap under running water, and
✓ Regularly use alcohol-based sanitizer to rub our hands very well
✓ Report through recommended contact numbers once you notice you have symptoms of the disease
✓ Stay at home if you live in an area under lockdown
FOBAC humbly encourages our strict compliance for the safety and protection of all.
Thank you very much for your cooperation and support.

The Foundation for Behavioural & Attitudinal Change is so concerned about the steadily increasing COVID-19 infections in our dear country, as we continue to live through the pandemic, and wish to strongly encourage each one of us to do and advise others to do the following;
1. Regularly wash our hands with soap under running water 2. Regularly clean our hands with approved hand sanitizers
3. Wear nose mask over your nose and mouth any time you find yourself in the midst of others
4. Adhere to the social distancing protocol by keeping a distance of at least one (1) meter between you and the next person.

With our dear country having recorded 10,358 cases of COVID-19 infections with 48 Deaths, and as many as 6,486 of the cases being Active, our situation clearly confirms the much talked about but largely disregarded need for aggressive public awareness creation/education to help improve appreciation of the seriousness and magnitude of the problem.
FOBAC therefore calls on every single resident of Ghana who knows about the pandemic and the protocols that need to be observed, to educate anybody else who needs such education, as part of the necessary measures to fight the pandemic and get the numbers coming down.
Education! education! education! besides the observance of the protocols.
Thanks to each one of you for your individual efforts in helping adopt the necessary behavioural change.

Dear fellow Ghanaians. As our country heads towards recording 13,000 cases of the COVID-19 disease, and with approximately 70 dead already, and given that our government is getting overwhelmed and significantly shifting responsibility to us as individuals in the fight to overcome the pandemic, FOBAC wishes to call on each one of us to do the following;
Religiously obey and practice all the protocols;
1. Regular washing of hands thoroughly with soap under running water
2. Applying right quality of sanitizers to our hands as often as necessary
3. Proper wearing of nose masks in all public spaces and while in the midst of others
4. Maintain the required social distance while in the presence of others – at least one (1) meter apart
And let us also actively spread the education / awareness creation and encourage all others to quickly make the necessary changes in behaviour/attitude and observe all the protocols.

Protecting yourself and others from the spread COVID-19
You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:
1. Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
2. Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others. Why? When someone coughs, sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person has the disease.
3. Avoid going to crowded places. Why? Where people come together in crowds, you are more likely to come into close contact with someone that has COIVD-19 and it is more difficult to maintain physical distance of 1 metre (3 feet).
4. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.
5. Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash your hands. Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
6. Stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover. Have someone bring you supplies. If you need to leave your house, wear a mask to avoid infecting others. Why? Avoiding contact with others will protect them from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
7. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention, but call by telephone in advance if possible and follow the directions of your local health authority. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
8. Keep up to date on the latest information from trusted sources, such as WHO or your local and national health authorities. Why? Local and national authorities are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.

Fact: The novel coronavirus has already spread in parts of the world that are experiencing hot weather. There are cases of COVID-19 in the Caribbean. The WHO (World Health Organization) notes, “from the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather.”
It’s true that sunlight can kill viruses, but we don’t yet know how much sun exposure might be necessary to destroy the virus. In any case, it’s unlikely that sun exposure will interrupt person-to-person transmission of coronavirus.

Blowing hot air up your nose can prevent COVID-19.
Fact: Heat can kill viruses, so it’s easy to see why people might think that directing hot air into your nose with a blow dryer might be one way to ward off the infection. But healthcare providers say this technique may cause more harm than good. Hot air can dry out your nasal passages and may lead to cracks in the tissue lining the nose, which may make it easier for germs to get in.
WHO does not recommend using hot air to fight coronavirus.

With our current COVID-19 figures having increased significantly to approximately 23,000 Positive Cases and 130 Deaths, FOBAC, Ghana wishes to ask the following questions in respect of individual behaviour / attitude towards the fight against the pandemic;
1. Given that each additional positive case of COVID-19 close to you increases the risk level of you contracting the virus, and given that our health professionals and systems, and resources are under pressure, are you observing the protocols and advising others to do same to save your life?
2. Why are you endangering your precious life by not observing the COVID-19 Protocols, when you have only one life?
3. Are you educating and encouraging your neighbours, friends, family relations, and work colleagues to also observe the protocols strictly, so that they do not expose you to the risk of contracting the virus?
4. Are you insisting that people you buy from observe the protocols, and refuse to buy from them if they do not observe?

With our current COVID-19 figures having increased significantly to approximately 23,000 Positive Cases and 130 Deaths, FOBAC, Ghana wishes to ask the following questions relating to Institutional Behaviour in respect of the fight against the pandemic;
1. Why are we still not seeing an aggressive comprehensive public education / awareness creation being carried out across the length and breadth of our country – communities in villages, towns and cities?
2. Shouldn’t we have seen a comprehensive National Strategic Plan and Plan of Action for the fight, which is not going well, published by now for all Stakeholders, including Teachers, Police, Managements of organisations, Chiefs, etc, and of course all residents to know their roles?
3. Given that the two main keys to bringing the numbers down are effective Public Education to enhance appreciation of the reality of the disease and the threat to life, and Enforcement of The Protocols, why are we still dancing around the enforcement as if we do not have a Police service?
4. Shouldn’t we be thinking of adding useful community service to the jail sentence and penalty fees for non-compliance with the COVID-19 Protocols, given the current situation in our prisons, the level of poverty, and the capacity of our courts?
5. Why are the EC Officials and Security Operatives/Officers at the ongoing New Voter Registration Centres not ensuring strict compliance with the COVID-19 Protocols and making that a strict condition for registering any individual.
6. Is it not time our authorities do less talking and engage in more effective actions taken swiftly and in a timely manner?

Myth No. 3: Saline nasal rinses fight coronavirus infection.
Fact: Some people with allergies and chronic sinus infections regularly rinse their nasal passages with saline (a weak saltwater mixture) to ease symptoms. It seems possible that rinsing the sinuses might flush out bacteria and viruses, but there is no evidence that nasal rinses prevent respiratory infection, according to WHO.
Because the novel coronavirus can live for up to three days on plastic surfaces—such as the squeeze bottles and neti pots used to rinse the nose—some doctors recommend skipping sinus rinses all together right now.

Myth No. 4: Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine prevent coronavirus.
Fact: Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are two prescription medications that are approved to prevent and treat malaria. In China, doctors used chloroquine to treat patients with COVID-19 and it seemed to help. But doctors elsewhere in the world say that more research is needed. A large global trial to carefully study the effectiveness of these drugs vs. the coronavirus is currently underway.
Do not take these medications unless prescribed by a healthcare provider. They can cause serious, even fatal, side effects. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration formally announced the withdrawal of its emergency approval of hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment.

Fact: Some coronaviruses can cause the common cold, but the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is different. ‘Mild to moderate COVID-19’—representing about 80% of cases—can manifest with fever and body aches in addition to upper respiratory symptoms, which is not common in people who get infected with an ordinary cold virus. In about 14% of COVID-19 cases, people are severely ill and need hospitalization and supplemental oxygen to help with breathing. Critically ill patients make up about 6% of COVID-19 cases and often require ventilatory support with a mechanical respirator. Complications with a cold are rare, but they can happen.

It’s true that people infected with the new coronavirus may not develop symptoms or may develop very mild symptoms, but this is equally as dangerous: Asymptomatic carriers of the virus can unknowingly spread it to people at risk of becoming critically ill.
Fact: Some coronaviruses can cause the common cold, but the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is different. ‘Mild to moderate COVID-19’—representing about 80% of cases—can manifest with fever and body aches in addition to upper respiratory symptoms, which is not common in people who get infected with an ordinary cold virus. In about 14% of COVID-19 cases, people are severely ill and need hospitalization and supplemental oxygen to help with breathing. Critically ill patients make up about 6% of COVID-19 cases and often require ventilatory support with a mechanical respirator. Complications with a cold are rare, but they can happen.
It’s true that people infected with the new coronavirus may not develop symptoms or may develop very mild symptoms, but this is equally as dangerous: Asymptomatic carriers of the virus can unknowingly spread it to people at risk of becoming critically ill.

Hello my dear fellow Ghanaians. As our country heads towards recording 15,000 cases of the COVID-19 disease, and with approximately 100 dead already, and given that our government is getting overwhelmed and significantly shifting responsibility to us as individuals in the fight to overcome the pandemic, FOBAC wishes to call on each one of us to do the following;
Religiously obey and practice all the protocols;
1. Regular washing of hands thoroughly with soap under running water
2. Applying right quality of sanitizers to our hands as often as necessary
3. Proper wearing of nose masks in all public spaces and while in the midst of others
4. Maintain the required social distance while in the presence of others – at least one (1) meter apart