The Ghana National Polio Plus Committee of Rotary International donated educational materials to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to support the public awareness education on vaccination and immunization in Ghana. The donation was made at the launch of the 2021 African Vaccination Week (AVW) in Accra and included 500 T-shirts, 5,000 pamphlets, 5,000 leaflets, 1,000 posters and car stickers.

At the giving event in Accra, Past Assistant Governor and Chair of the Ghana National Polio Plus Committee Nana Yaa Siriboe said investing in vaccines would help protect children in Ghana and ensure Ghana has healthy children. Naa Yaa Siriboe observed that, over the years, the National Polio Plus Committee had been playing a key role in ensuring that children get vaccinated against major vaccine-preventable diseases such as polio, both in Ghana and around the world. She called for government to complement the efforts of the Ghana National Polio Plus Committee of Rotary International by continuing to invest in vaccines and immunization to ensure that all children are vaccinated.

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye received the gift package and commended the Ghana National Polio Plus Committee of Rotary International for its continued support for healthcare delivery in Ghana. Dr. Kuma-Aboagye said the educational materials came in at the right time to boost awareness of vaccination and immunization in Ghana.

The African Vaccination Week (AVW0 was initiated in the 2010 to provide an opportunity for countries in Africa to strengthen their immunization services and systems through advocacy, education and outreach activities. AVW seeks to increase community awareness about immunization and strengthen linkages between Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) and other child survival interventions.