Two of Ghana’s great musical talents, Okyeame Kwame and Samini, have endorsed the campaign to raise awareness on polio immunisation in Ghana.
The two music stars have been featured on giant billboards – ‘This Close To Ending Polio’ – by the Rotary Foundation and Rotary Ghana to highlight Ghana’s success in polio eradication.
The artistes have both agreed to use their social media handles to create awareness and support polio immunisation in Ghana.
The giant billboards, which are located on the High Street and at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park in Accra, were unveiled on April 24, to kick start World Immunisation Week.
The billboard campaign is an intervention by the Rotary Foundation and Ghana National Polio Plus Committee, (GNPPC). The two billboards will be maintained by the Rotary Club of Accra-Airport.
The GNPPC is Rotary Action Group dedicated to polio eradication in Ghana. It works in partnership with the Rotary Foundation; the World Health Organisation, UNICEF and Ghana Health Service.
About World Immunisation Day
World Immunisation Week is celebrated in the last week of April – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.
Immunisation saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognised as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions.
The theme for 2019 is Protected Together: Vaccines Work!
Campaigns globally will celebrate Vaccine Heroes from around the world – from parents and community members to health workers and innovators – who will help ensure we are all protected through the power of vaccines.