Empowering Communities: GESSI Development and Humanitarian Initiative's Preventive Health Mission in Adagom 1 Refugee Settlement


In its continuous commitment to fostering better health and well-being, the GESSI Development and Humanitarian Initiative recently embarked on a crucial preventive health and sanitation mission in the heart of the Adagom 1 refugee settlement. The focus of this mission was to engage with the resilient women of ages 20-60, educating them about safety measures during the challenging harmattan season.

Community Engagement:

GESSI's preventive health and sanitation team immersed themselves in the vibrant Community 25 of the Adagom 1 refugee settlement, creating an open platform for dialogue and education. The team prioritized women aged 20-60, recognizing their pivotal role in the community's health dynamics. A total of 32 women actively participated in the engagement, underscoring the community's eagerness to embrace better health practices.

The Harmattan Safety Dialogue:

The central theme of the engagement revolved around safety measures during the harsh harmattan season. The GESSI team, armed with knowledge and compassion, addressed crucial aspects of health that are often neglected during this challenging time of the year. Topics such as respiratory health, skin care, and overall well-being were covered in a manner that was both informative and engaging.

The team emphasized the importance of staying hydrated, moisturizing the skin, and wearing appropriate clothing to shield against the dry and dusty harmattan winds. Practical demonstrations and interactive sessions allowed the women to grasp these essential tips effectively.

Face Mask Distribution:

Understanding the significance of preventive measures, the GESSI team took a proactive step by distributing face masks to the attending women. Amidst the ongoing global health concerns, the provision of face masks aims to curb the spread of infectious diseases and contribute to the overall well-being of the community.

The act of distributing face masks not only provided a tangible solution but also served as a symbol of GESSI's commitment to the health and safety of the Adagom 1 refugee settlement. The women received the masks with gratitude, acknowledging the importance of such preventive tools in safeguarding their health and that of their families.


The GESSI Development and Humanitarian Initiative's preventive health and sanitation mission in the Adagom 1 refugee settlement stands as a testament to the organization's dedication to community well-being. By engaging with the women, sharing vital information on harmattan safety, and distributing face masks, GESSI continues to make a positive impact on the lives of those it serves.

As the community embraces the knowledge gained from this initiative, GESSI remains committed to fostering healthier, more resilient communities, one preventive measure at a time. This mission not only addressed immediate health concerns but also planted seeds for long-term well-being and resilience within the Adagom 1 refugee settlement.