Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Covid-19 Workforce is mounting a marketing campaign against stigma via drama and sketches.
The Assembly suggests it is collaborating with comedians and artistes from the camp of ‘Kejetia and Makola’ to sensitise the general public on the undesirable facet of stigma and its results on the struggle towards Covid-19.
Specialized Advisor to the KMA Covid-19 workforce, Dr Ernest Kwarko who revealed this to Luv FM stated, “We are coming up with steps to eliminate the stigma. We are employing infotainment, drama and quick performs to sensitise the community on the want to keep away from stigma.”
He is worried about increasing stigma towards folks who have tested favourable for Covid-19.
Dr Ernest Kwarko likened it to the campaign in opposition to HIV AIDS, describing it as a wakeup contact on all to act.
“Recent stigma on Covid-19 is a wakeup phone for all of us to rise and battle versus the canker,” he said.
“A related stigma has been mounted against people living with Covid-19. People today are unwilling to obtain from persons whose family have contracted the virus and this is lousy,” Dr Kwarko added.
He has, hence, termed for assist for the staff to ramp up actions to established up the drama and play to sensitise the public.
“We want the invest in- in of the normal public primarily people who can aid us in various strategies to make the idea a reality.”
Stigmatisation remains a large obstacle to the battle versus Covid-19 as patients confront detrimental community angle, with reports of group protests to environment up of isolation centres.
Not even recovered people are spared the stigma.
Dr Kwaako spoke to Luv News when KMA Covid-19 Crew donated assorted food stuff goods and sanitary products to the Ghana AIDS Commission to share to its members.
Officials of the Commission expressed gratitude for the gesture.
Specialized Coordinator for Ashanti Region’s Office, Olivia Graham is also encouraging folks living with HIV to adhere religiously to dosage for their anti-retroviral prescription drugs.