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June 1, 2023

Breakthrough ACTION Ghana Newsletter #1

News and Updates

This newsletter developed by Breakthrough ACTION in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service shares experiences and lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. Articles share how the program was able to improve COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and uptake overall and especially to reach vulnerable communities and address the needs of pregnant women.

April 12, 2023

COVID-19 Vaccine Testimonial: Pregnant Woman/Teacher

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This video features a lactating mother, who is also a teacher, sharing her testimony to promote the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine and build trust and confidence for enhanced vaccine uptake among pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers.

January 9, 2023

Facts About COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant Women

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This leaflet was developed by Ghana Health Service and Breakthrough ACTION, with key messages about COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women. It contains Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs) with basic answers to serve as a reference for health workers, and other community members, especially pregnant women to increase knowledge of COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women.

Facts About COVID-19 Booster Doses

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This COVID-19 flyer was developed to increase knowledge about booster doses among the general public, especially persons who have completed the primary vaccination series. It comes with Frequently Asked Questions and responses that serve as a guide to health workers for community dialogue on COVID-19 activities.

November 22, 2022

Improving COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Among Young Adults

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This is a 60-second video clip produced by Breakthrough ACTION Ghana to address common COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy issues among young adults, build vaccine confidence and improve uptake. The video is available in voiceover versions, in four local languages- Twi, Ewe, Ga & Hausa.

November 3, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine Audio Spots for Pregnant and Lactating Mothers in Ghana

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These are two 60-second audio spots produced by Breakthrough ACTION to increase awareness of the COVID-19 vaccine, and eligibility among pregnant and lactating women. The audio spots are available in English and translated into 16 local languages.

September 28, 2022

Ghana: Health worker on the COVID-19 pandemic’s frontline


In 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world, healthcare workers worldwide mobilized to treat patients, often putting their own safety at risk. Scholastica Gladys Dery is a nurse at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Ghana. With over 25 years’ experience in public health, Scholastica was on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Despite being infected by the virus during the first wave, Scholastica recovered and returned to work to continue saving lives.

September 23, 2022

Data for ACTION RCCE for COVID-19 Vaccine Demand in Eastern and Southern Africa: Special Edition on Adolescents and Youth

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This is a document explaining the importance of COVID-19 vaccine uptake among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, as they make up 70% of the population.

August 29, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Videos

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These 60-90 second video clips were produced by Breakthrough ACTION, in close collaboration with Ghana Health Service, to support the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Ghana.

May 24, 2022

Print Materials for Ghana’s Vaccination Campaign

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These print materials were developed by the Ghana Health Service to create visibility and inform eligible vaccinators about vaccine availability and vaccination sites across the regions, districts, and communities. The poster shows the segmented populations- who are eligible to take COVID-19 vaccines, including pregnant women. The leaflet contains basic facts about the COVID-19 vaccine and serves as talking points to Community Health Workers for facilitating interpersonal communication at the vaccination sites.

March 21, 2022

Trust and willingness towards COVID-19 vaccine uptake: a mixed-method study in Ghana, 2021

Reports and Studies

On the account of limited doses of COVID-19 available to the country, the Government of Ghana created a priority list of persons to target for its vaccination agenda. In this paper, we look at trust and how it informs willingness to take the COVID-19 vaccine among persons targeted for the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination program in Ghana.

March 11, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine “Voices” and “Satisfied Clients”. Testimonials Part 2

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These and other influential “Voices for COVID-19 Vaccine and testimonials from “Satisfied Clients” have been produced by the Ghana Health Service with support from Breakthrough ACTION featuring a Market Queen, Market Woman, Religious Leader, Civil Society Organization advocate, leading advocacy to ramp-up demand for, and increase uptake of COVID-19 vaccine in Ghana.

March 4, 2022

The Perception of COVID-19 communication in West Africa (non-Sahel): report

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UNESCO Abuja Office initiated a survey on Perception of COVID-19 Communication in West Africa (non-Sahel). The survey was developed to understand how people in some Western African countries obtain and use the Information on COVID-19 for informed decisions.

February 25, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine “Voices” and “Satisfied Clients” Testimonials

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These video clips are short documentaries on “Voices” for COVID-19 vaccines and testimonials from “Satisfied Clients”. The videos feature influential institutional, community, and religious leaders speaking about the safety and benefits of the COVID-19 vaccines, and spearheading efforts to address vaccine rumors, misinformation, and hesitancy.

Ghana COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Song

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This a 3-minute Ghana COVID-19 campaign song, “Protect yourself, protect your family. Get vaccinated Now!”, produced by an influential Ghanaian music celebrity and COVID-19 ambassador, and supported by Breakthrough ACTION, promotes compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols and creates awareness and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines among the general population, including pregnant women, and persons aged 15 years and above, while addressing crosscutting vaccine misinformation, myths and rumors. The song is produced in Twi, and interspersed with three other languages- English, Ewe and Ga.

January 28, 2022

Communicating Awareness About COVID-19 Through Songs: An Example From Ghana

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Grounded in the edutainment approach, we explored how songs are being used to create awareness about COVID-19 in Ghana, a sub-Saharan African country. YouTube was searched, and 28 songs met the study inclusion criteria. We conducted a thematic analysis of the song lyrics. Most lyrics were in English, Ghanaian Pidgin English, Akan, Ga, or Dagbani.

January 6, 2022

Ghana COVID-19 Campaign Video

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This is a COVID-19 vaccination campaign video from Ghana and in one of the local languages. The video is available on KingRalph Osei Agyeman’s Twitter account.

December 14, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Public Service Announcements

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These Public Service Announcements(PSAs) from Ghana have been produced to amplify COVID-19 vaccination messages among the general population, to allay fears, anxiety, and increase demand and uptake of WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines- Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer. The PSAs are available in English and four local languages- Akan, Ewe, Ga, and Dagbani.

October 12, 2021

Community Acceptance of COVID-19 and Demystifying Stigma in a Severely Affected Population in Ghana

News and Updates

The authors of this study conducted a cross-sectional study to assess stigma among the Tema community, then identified and implemented interventions to demystify COVID-19 stigma. They interviewed positive cases, their contacts, contact tracers, case management team members, and community members who shared their first hand experiences and knowledge on the current pandemic.


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