Angeles Foundation, in partnership with The Mastercard Foundation, has launched COVID-19 Vaccine Public Awareness in the Okere District within the Eastern Region of Ghana.
The theme of the Angeles Campaign “Obiaa B3 W)” is linked to the Mastercard Foundation #ItsUpToUs campaign to achieve the objectives of the Mastercard Foundation Public Awareness Campaign. The primary goals are to encourage Ghanaians in the demographic group aged 18 to 25 to get the COVID-19 vaccine, dispel myths and conspiracy theories associated with COVID-19 vaccines and encourage communities to get vaccinated.
In a keynote address, the District Chief Executive of Okere District, Hon. Kenneth Daniel Addo expressed his gratitude to the people for the turnout. He highlighted the responsibility of individuals to get vaccinated to mitigate the transmission and effects of the COVID-19 virus.
In her speech, the founder of the Angeles Foundation, Mrs Kobi Hemaa Osisiadan Bekoe, indicated that the “Obiara b3w) Campaign is linked to the Mastercard Foundation hashtag ‘ItsUpToUs”. Through community-based approach, the campaign seeks to encourage individuals to take responsibility for getting vaccinated. In partnership with Mastercard Foundation, the campaign seeks to encourage individuals and communities to get vaccinated by highlighting the objectives of the campaign.
Mr Simon Adu-Poku (District Disease Control Officer- Okere), who represented Ghana Health Services, reiterated Ghana Health Services’ commitment to ensuring everyone vaccinated.
Speaking on behalf of the traditional council, the Abontenhemaa of Abiriw (Nana Awo Amobea) thanked Angeles Foundation and Mastercard foundation for the initiative. She appealed to the people to encourage one another to get vaccinated.