A Collective action void of Politics is required to win the Fight against COVID19 in Ghana

Ad Adams


A Collective action void of Politics is required to win the Fight against COVID19 in Ghana

A national effort to get the COVID-19 health crisis under control is largely dependent on everyone wearing masks and by practicing strict personal hygiene. Stroke Association Supportnetwork-Ghana (SASNET-GHANA) stands with like-minded Ghanaians who have shown patriotism to contribute their quota in order to reduce the spread of the virus in the country especially our front line workers including Stroke Health Professionals who are committed to their call to service and to improve the lives of those affected with strokes in Ghana. To elevate and reinforce the messages on adhering to all safety protocols by the President Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo-Addo and the former President John Dramani Mahama, Stroke Association Supportnetwork-Ghana is urging all Ghanaians to be focus and not to lose sight on Fight Against the Novel Corona Virus (COVID19).We are all at risk of being infected with virus if only we lose guard of ourselves. What must be done and what need to be done in order to protect ourselves from being infected with the virus mustn’t be ignored. We call on social commentators, showbiz pundits, political communicators, religious leaders, traditional leaders, journalist presenters, etc to elevate COVID19 preventive messages and make it a number priority for discussions, especially to educate the public on  wearing of face mask to protect oneself and other people from the deadly virus must be a number one concern for all.

About 39,075  Ghanaians could have been  saved from being infected with virus if everyone would be wearing a face mask.

There is no doubt of the achievements chalked by the government in terms of recovery rate and measures to put in place to reducing further spread of the virus. The country could get the spread of the novel coronavirus “under control” within a matter of weeks if everyone wore face mask. Research findings available shows that ,masks are among the most effective measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

Yet, COVID19 and facemask issue has been politicized, and as a result, there is ongoing resistance to the idea of wearing face mask  by a section of Ghanaians. Wearing of face mask is currently mandatory in the country, unfortunately politics has made it an option for some Ghanaians! What do we all (especially politicians) stand to gain if more lives are lost as a result of the COVID19? We must campaign to save lives, for lives are precious in the sight of the Almighty creator rather than focusing and  campaigning to get votes or  to win election at this time #Livesmatter #WearAMask #Campaigntosavelife.

SASNET-GHANA goal  for Ghanaians is  to let everyone sort through their own lives ,to think of others and  buy-in to this call in order to  help save thousands of lives by accepting to wear face mask wherever they may be.

Call the National Stroke Helpline

Email: helpline@sasnetghana.org