COVID-19 TALKING BOOK RESPONSE Posted on April 22, 2020April 22, 2020 by Michael Dakura In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Literacy Bridge Ghana is partnering with Amplio network and Ghana Health Services to share lifesaving information with rural remote communities. Community health nurses and volunteers are using the Talking Books to share key messages on COVID-19 throughout eight districts in the Upper West Region. UNICEF Ghana granted the use of their Talking Book devices for this emergency response. We are working closely with stakeholders on the COVID-19 awareness campaign in the following districts in upper west region, Nadowli/Kaleo district, Jirapa Municipal, Lawra district, Sissala east district, Sissala west district, Wa west district, Nandom district and Lambussie/Karni district. We deployed 207 Talking Books to the various districts Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) zones and each district we deployed additional 5 Talking Books to community health volunteers to help disseminate the Talking Book messages through the community levels. Duulu Hatongwisi is a Nurse in Chinchang CHPS in the Sissala East district, she uses the Talking book during Child welfare clinics engagements , Antenatal care and home visits.“The Talking Book makes health education on COVID-19 easier and more effective”said Duulu Hatongwisi.