Angeles Foundation has launched a COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign in Okere District in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The campaign organized in partnership with the Okere District Assembly on National Fitness Day witnessed thousands of people through a health walk.
The campaign dubbed “Obiaa B3 W)” with hashtag #ItsUpToUs seeks to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19 safely; a substantial proportion of Ghana’s population would need to be vaccinated, lowering the overall amount of virus able to spread in our communities.
In a keynote address, the District Chief Executive of Okere District, Hon. Kenneth Daniel Addo expressed his gratitude to the people for coming out in their numbers to walk to mark National Fitness Day and also create awareness for COVID-19 Vaccination.
“As individuals, it is essential that we stay fit. Walking for 30 minutes a day or more on most days of the week is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. If you can’t manage 30 minutes a day, remember ‘that even a little is good, but more is better. Let us also remember that the COVID-19 vaccine is free and available in all health facilities nationwide. It is our responsibility to get vaccinated, let take action and get vaccinated to protect ourselves and our community.”- Hon Kenneth Daniel
In her speech, the founder of Angeles Foundation, Mrs Kobi Hemaa Osisiadan Bekoe, indicated that the “Obiara b3w) Campaign with hashtag ‘ItsUpToUs” is a community-based approach to encourage individuals to take responsibility for getting vaccinated. In partnership with Mastercard Foundation, the campaign seeks to make individuals embrace the vaccines to reduce the probabilities associated with mass transmission of COVID-19 and bust the myths related to vaccinations. The campaign will encourage individuals to continue observing social distancing guidelines and doing their bit to help stop the spread of the virus, stay positive and take the vaccines.
Angeles Foundation is a Socio-Health based foundation where the tenant of the foundation is focused on Cancer Education, Maternal Health, Boy Child Empowerment and Developing of Entrepreneurial Skills among youth. Angeles Foundation is licensed under the laws of Ghana under the Companies Act,1963 (Act179). Over the years, Angeles Foundation has embarked on several community-based initiatives, including the Single Mothers Conference, Health Campaigns and Entrepreneurial Skills Development.