UNICEF’s COVID 19 RCCE Response and Prevention
December 2020 – February 2021
Greater Accra and Ashanti regions.
Reached 11,988 people (comprising 4888 males and 7100 females) market women, men, girls, and boys including pupils/students in
10 markets in 8 districts/municipals/metro in Greater Accra Region; and 33 basic schools in the Amansie West District in Ashanti Region.
The beneficiaries gained awareness, education, and knowledge of COVID-19 prevention protocols. The Practice of COVID-19 prevention protocols to stop the spread of the disease in Ghana improved among beneficiaries. These included the wearing of a nose mask, proper hand hygiene, social distance, and vaccination. The intervention greatly reduced the beneficiaries’ beliefs in misinformation, conspiracy theories and myths about COVID-19 and improved their confidence in COVID-19 vaccine uptake
There is a COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana in March 2020 and there is the risk of further spread of the virus because there is less knowledge about the pandemic; misinformation, myths and conspiracy theories about COVID-19 and it vaccines. There is low uptake of vaccination services and none practice of COVID-19 prevention protocols.
TfSC co-created with the communities with its five-step approach of initial stakeholder engagements, project baseline survey, community focus group discussions,
training of community volunteers and community interactive theatre (drama) performance .
This created the needed awareness, education and knowledge among the beneficiaries to practice COVID-19 prevention protocols, including good hand hygiene, wearing of nose mask, social distancing and vaccination. It enhanced understanding and corrected various misinformation, conspiracy theories, myths and fear around COVID-19 .