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.

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    Guidelines for Health Care Workers on COVID-19

    The following steps help healthcare workers protect themselves, their clients, and other people they contact.

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      COVID Won’t End Up Like the Flu; It Will Be Like Smoking

      The “new normal” will arrive when we acknowledge that COVID’s risks have become more in line with those of smoking cigarettes—and that many COVID deaths, like many smoking-related deaths, could be prevented with a single intervention.

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        Mental health during lockdown

        This video is about avoiding misinformation and to visit the Bangladesh government’s website to get any information about coronavirus.

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          Cooperation with community (frontline doctor)

          This video is a tribute to all of the doctors helping coronavirus patients in Bangladesh.

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            PAHO launches campaign to raise awareness of COVID-19 mental health toll on frontline health workers

            The campaign Mental Health Now – Tell Your Story, will collect written and video stories from healthcare workers in the Americas through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, which will be compiled and disseminated through PAHO’s website and social media channels until the end of the year. The story selection will be based on specific criteria, aiming to portray the breadth of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and display the diversity of the Americas.

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              How to minimize stress

              This video explains how to minimize stress and pandemic fatigue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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                Pandemic Fatigue: Reinvigorating the Public to Prevent COVID-19

                Despite documented public support for pandemic response strategies across the WHO European Region, Member States are reporting signs of pandemic fatigue in their populations – here defined as demotivation to follow recommended protective behaviours, emerging gradually over time and affected by a number of emotions, experiences and perceptions.

                Responding to a request from Member States for support in this field, this document provides a framework for the planning and implementation of national and subnational strategies to maintain and reinvigorate public support to prevent COVID-19.

                Pandemic fatigue is an expected and natural response to a prolonged public health crisis – not least because the severity and scale of the COVID-19 pandemic have called for the implementation of invasive measures with unprecedented impacts on the daily lives of everyone, including those who have not been directly affected by the virus itself.

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