Accra, Ghana; 31 August 2020 – The United Nations in Ghana has released a booklet of key messages covering COVID-19 preventive and impact mitigating measures and the contributions of the UN to the national response.
The messages, aligned with individual agencies’ mandates, provide a framework for strategic communications to support the COVID-19 response and recovery efforts of the Government of Ghana.
The aim is to provide the public with accurate information on the virus and increase understanding of the UN’s support in recovery efforts and in building resilience for the future.
Areas of intervention by the United Nations in Ghana include enhancing medical and healthcare infrastructure and facilities, assistance in repurposing public spaces into medical response operations, encouraging the dissemination of research findings and technological innovation across borders, and ensuring the need for strengthening scientific facts to debunk misinformation.
The key messages booklet provides information on COVID-19 preventive measures, and recommendations on how to mitigate the impact of the virus. It covers several programme areas, including health and wellbeing, sexual and reproductive health, food security, nutrition, human rights, children’s rights, the AIDS epidemic, education, urban development, migration, reducing gender-based violence, and anti-stigmatization, signifying the importance of a whole-of-society response to COVID-19.