A group of youths in Cameroon are making hand sanitizers and giving them out for free as their way of fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
The group, under the name Local Youth Corner, say their hand sanitisers are made to World Health Organization (WHO) standards.
The group’s co-ordinator, Achaleke Christian, said their “one person, one hand sanitiser” campaign was motivated by a hike in prices and the poor quality of hand sanitisers on the market.
“Our target is to give 5,000 sanitisers and we just started with 1,000,” he said.
Experts warn that hand sanitiser must contain at least 60% alcohol to be effective.
They also advise that hand-washing is still the most important coronovirus preventative.
But for some people access to water can be difficult, especially in over-crowded residential areas without basic services.