The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate on Wednesday, 27th July 2022, with the help of UNICEF has organized a “School Health Club Quiz” competition with the theme, “Advancing Health Learning and Equipment Through Wins For Covid-19 Resilience” for some schools in the region.
One of the communications for development approach adopted by the directorate in the fight against COVID-19 in the region during the pandemic was school based approach. Three districts (Kumasi,Asokore Mampong & Kwadaso) which sixteen (16) basic schools were selected from this three districts based on the number of COVID-19 reported cases and relatively poor Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) practices in some communities within the region which have negative health implication on the general wellbeing of the populace, especially women and children.
For the final competition, New Amakom Primary ‘A’(Kumasi Metro), Tanoso Anglican ‘C’ (Kwadaso Municipal) and Yusifiya Primary (Asokore
Mampong Municipal) and for the JHS, Asem Islamic JHS (Kumasi Metro), Denkyemuoso M/A JHS (Kwadaso Municipal) and Abudul Samed JHS (Asokore Mampong Municipal) qualified.
Tanoso Anglican ‘C’ won the Primary School category whiles Denkyemuoso M/A won the the JHS category.
For their prize,all the schools that took part in the competition received a cash prize, school bags, set of books, pens, hand sanitizers, face masks, veronica buckets as well as a trophy.
Addressing the participants after the competition at GNAT Hall, Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang, Ashanti Regional Health Director, urged the students to take their studies seriously so that the huge investment on them by their parents and the government would be beneficial to them.
He indicated that education is the only legacy parents could bequeath to their children in this present era of development.
Dr. Tenkorang again expressed regret that many people refuse to take the Covid 19 vaccination, even though it was free of charge. He advised persons who experienced Covid 19 symptoms to report at the hospital for advice.
Madam Charity Nikoi, who represented UNICEF at the event and is in-charge of social behavior communication pledge continue support for Ghana Health Services especially the Ashanti Regional Health Directorate so far as health is concern. She then urge the students to make studies their priority and refrain from unacceptable habits and social vices so that their support will not be in vain.
Source: TodayGhanaMedia.com / Nana Yaw – Ashanti Region
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