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UNICEF launches U-Report Challenge To Improve Intake Of Covid-19 Jabs In Africa

A week after COVAX provided its billionth dose in Rwanda, UNICEF undertook the first-ever U-Report Challenge calling on all 13.3 million U-Reporters in Africa to assist get vaccines to the unvaccinated.

By expanding permit and assurance in COVID-19 vaccines, the #GiveitAShot challenge intends to activate young people in encouraging those capable in their nation to get their jab.

COVID-19 data and advocacy statements have been packaged and will be communicated via SMS, Facebook Messenger, and other transmission channels.

With a preliminary focus on six nations on the landmass (Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe), the U-Report #GiveitaShot challenge will be carried out for eight weeks.

Weekly statements will be sent on U-Report to motivate young people to comprehend COVID-19 vaccines. They will be committed to community litigations (both online and offline).

Nigeria and South Africa stars, also U-Report contributors, Kate Henshaw and Maps Maponyane are allying with UNICEF on this ambition.

“Africa has been battling COVID-19 for two years now,” Kate Henshaw explained.

“At a time of Omicron, it is more important than ever to get vaccines to the unvaccinated. If we want to combat misinformation, it is key to mobilize the continent’s U-Reporters and provide much-needed information on Covid-19 vaccines to save people’s lives,” Maps Maponyane let out.

It is estimated that approximately 10 percent of the grown-up population on the African continent is vaccinated.

U-Report is a messaging method that entrusts young people around the world to employ with and speak out on issues that object to them.

Today, U-Report is effective in 88 countries nationwide, with 19.3 million U-Reporters all over the world, and laborers with SMS, Facebook Messenger, Viber, Telegram, and WhatsApp.

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