By: Darius Ahetto | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Volta Regional Health Directorate has launched the 2018 Measles and Rubella (MR) mass vaccination campaign in Ho, the regional capital.
The launch on Thursday which was on the theme: “Measles and Rubella Kill, Vaccinate Your Child Now for Good Health”, will target about 400, 000 children between 9 and 59 months for the MR vaccine and Vitamin A supplement.
Deputy Volta Regional Director of Public Health, Dr. Yaw Ofori Yeboah who was the Guest Speaker at the launch charged partners Red Cross, Ghana Health Service workers and other stakeholders to work diligently for the success of the campaign.
He disclosed that the exercise will take place from 17th-22nd October, 2018 explaining that the exercise will have teams comprising community health nurses and volunteers stationed at specific places the in various communities to vaccinate all eligible children.
He further entreated all mothers and caregivers to send their children for vaccination during the stipulated time for the requisite protection against diseases and appealed to all to help make the exercise successful saying, “a healthy child is a healthy nation.”
A community health nurse from Ho Municipal Hospital gave a demonstration by administering an MR vaccine and Vitamin A supplement to a child signifying the 2018 MR Campaign duly launched.
In attendance were medical superintendents, district health directors, district health officers, community health nurses, Red Cross, trainee nurses and chiefs and traditional leaders.