An online platform that provides free health education and committed to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3, Global Health and Wellbeing, have taken the fight against COVID-19 a step further on social media.
Currently, there are over 11,400 confirmed cases of coronavirus across Africa, with a number of countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic including partial or complete lockdown.
According to the latest data by the John Hopkins University and Africa Center for Disease Control on Covid -19 in Africa, the breakdown remains fluid as countries confirm cases as and when.
The whole of Africa has rising cases with only two countries holding out, Lesotho and Comoros, as of April 8.
Ghana case now stands at 313 with 34 recovery and 6 death.
It on this background that Glorycare Healthline’s COVID-19 awareness campaign gives the general public opportunity to contribute to the creation of awareness to fight COVID-19 through customized posters with a message, educating the general public on the preventive measures against the virus.
These posters are shared by users on their various social media platforms and groups they are on.
They believe by so doing, the various platforms would be alerted on the campaign and the need for one to take the preventive measures seriously and this intends, raise some discussions on the disease on those platforms.
Speaking to the Founder of Glorycare Healthline Miss Gloria Enyonam Pluto Bonsu in Sekondi-Takoradi, she stated that the main objective is to take advantage and power of the social media to boost awareness about coronavirus in Ghana and Africa.
She said fighting the disease is simple but the attitude of some Ghanaians could escalate the already recorded numbers.
The practicing nurse at the Holy Child Catholic Hospital at Fijai in Sekondi Takoradi believes, adhering to the measures and staying home are sure ways of becoming safe in these times.
Miss Bonsu said, “We can fight the virus if we create enough awareness and stick to the basic preventive measures established. Remember, if you stay home and I stay home, Coronavirus will go home”.
She also took the opportunity to invite the general public, mostly celebrities with many followers on social media to use this opportunity to assist in the awareness campaign.
Anyone can join the campaign by sending his/her pictures to (+233) 202 403 732 for a customized message on COVID19 which can be shared online.
She also thanked all the health professionals supporting the campaign.
Over 150 people are currently on board doing the creating awareness on their social media platforms.