The founder of The Fatu Network, Fatou Camara, has joined other global influencers to encourage more people to take the covid 19 vaccines. This came as part of UNICEF’s immunization week campaign. The media mogul– will be using her platform for the week-long Campaign (April 23-30) to encourage more people to take the covid-19 vaccine.
Fatou Camara is among the most influential people from The Gambia; it is undeniable that she will reach thousands through her social media platforms. Camara, a crucial player in the campaign against Gambia’s former president Yahya Jammeh, is a vocal citizen who uses her platform to bring awareness on relevant topics related to The Gambia and the world at large.
The Gambian media mogul–took to her Facebook to share with her followers about the “excellence cause she decided to be part of.”
“As part of UNICEF’s immunization week campaign, I am humbled to have been selected to be part of the 300 global influencers t work with the organization and its partners to reach millions of people via social media and other platforms to encourage them to take the covid-19 vaccine”, she wrote on her Facebook page.
“I believe this is an excellent cause, reason why I have decided to be part of it. Please join me by sharing a selfie of yours taking the vaccine or by doing a post encouraging others to take the vaccine.”
Vaccines Save Millions of Lives
The covid -19 vaccine has brought a lot of controversies, especially within the African continent. Till now, many do not think it’s essential to be vaccinated against the deadly virus–thus leaving international organizations like the World Health Organization, UNICEF among others, to find more strategic ways to communicate to the masses and save lives. This year with the theme “Vaccines bring us closer,”–UNICEF is making use of some of the world’s most influential people to encourage people to be immune. Among them include the legendary footballer David Beckham, Bollywood star Manushi Chhillar Oliva Colman, Gambia’s Fatou Camara, etc.
Every year, the World Health Organization celebrates World Immunization week to “promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against diseases.” Accord to the WHO, immunization has been “the world’s most successful health intervention” as it saves the lives of millions every year. However, there are still nearly “20 million children in the world who are not getting vaccines as they need”.
Source: Fatou Camara, Facebook Page, UNICEF