CUNIMA staff drilled on COVID-19
The Catholic University of Malawi (CUNIMA) with the help of academic staff from the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery has drilled its staff on Coronavirus disease that has affected the globe.
A team of academics from the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at CUNIMA disseminated information to their fellow members of staff on how they can prevent the virus from spreading to their fellow members of staff and families. The team also cleared all the misinformation on Coronavirus disease circulating on the social media and hearsays that people are sharing in their communities.
Registrar of CUNIMA, Mr. Francis Nkhoma, applauded the team for disseminating information on COVID-19 saying the staff members need to be provided with accurate information from health experts that the University has under the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.
“We organised this awareness presentation on Coronavirus so that our members of staff both in the academia, administration and support departments should be in the know of what is going around the world. You know this pandemic has hit the world so hard that there is need to know how a person can contract the virus, how it is spread and how best a person can prevent,” said Nkhoma. He also expressed optimism that the training will help the University to continue having the required output of work from members of staff.
He then urged members who attended the presentations to be agents comfort through resisting the sharing of wrong information to other members in various communities.
CUNIMA has over one hundred fifty employees both the academic, administration and the support staff.
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered Coronavirus. It was discovered in December, 2019 in Wuhan, China.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Elderly people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
By Luke Bisani (CUNIMA- Publicity and Marketing Officer)