Ghana: Adolescent Health Educ. Serial drama launched

The sixth season of serial drama about adolescent health education; “You Only Live Once (YOLO)” premiered in Accra on Friday

The 13-episode season focuses on key health behaviors, including family planning, nutrition, reproductive health, child and adolescent health, and COVID-19 vaccination.

It is expected to empower adolescents and young adults to make informed choices about their health and development to build a healthier population.

It was produced by Farmhouse Productions Limited, in association with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Ghana Health Service (GHS), Ghana Education Service (GES) and the National Population Council (NPC), starring veteran actors, Jackie Appiah, Adjetey Annan, Majid Michel, Aaron Adatsi, and John B. Peasah.

Speaking at the premiere, Chief of Staff Ms. Akosua Frema Osei-Opare expressed her joy at YOLO’s return after a three-year hiatus.

She said the YOLO TV series complements the government’s efforts to educate and empower youth to be assertive in making life choices as they represented an essential aspect of Ghana’s development.

“The new season would be aimed at young adults, covering topics such as COVID-19 vaccination, family planning, reproductive health, malaria prevention and good nutrition in an effort for Ghanaians to live good lives.

“It opens a window for us to explore, experience, discuss and reflect on the complexities of the issues our young people face in their daily lives, and how we can better help them move forward,” said Ms Osei- Opare.