October 16, 2021
Health

GHS 3-2-1 PLATFORM WILL HELP BOOST COVID PREVENTION, STIGMA …

The Director of Health Promotion at the Ghana Health service, Dr. Aboagye Dacosta has revealed that the launching of ‘3-2-1 platform’ which is a mobile service is to help address COVID-19 prevention protocols, with the focus on stigma reduction, gender-based violence, and mental health services.

According to him, the ‘3-2-1 platform’ mobile service will provide messages in English, Twi, and other four {4} languages which will make it easy and accessible by persons of all standard.

Dr Da Costa Aboagye said, since March 2020, the Ghana Health Service/Health Promotion Division with the help of USAID has developed and disseminate COVID-19 risk communication materials that reinforce health promotion messages.

The ‘3-2-1 platform’ mobile service will enable vulnerable populations, including at-risk children, kayayei and others to access lifesaving information to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19 and the adverse effects of social isolation.

Dr. Aboagye stated that, the mobile service is currently available to Vodafone subscribers and make critical information accessible to over 245,000 active subscribers.

The platform will provide information on variety of topics, including nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, water and sanitation, child protection, and anti-corruption services. He stressed that this ‘3-2-1 platform’ mobile service will help the fight against COVID-19 and also address health issues and others at the comfort of your home or work place.

Dr Da Costa Aboagye made this known during the Launching of ‘3-2-1 platform’ mobile service at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

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