Measles vaccines to arrive in Ghana within 2 weeks
In the coming two weeks, the nation will evaluate some measles vaccines provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), according to Frank Annoh-Dompreh, the majority chief whip in parliament.
Notwithstanding reports by the National Health Insurance Authority that more than GH70 million had been authorized for the purchase of the vaccines, certain regions of the country have been affected by a lack of vaccines in recent months.
Mr. Annoh-Dompreh was responding to a statement made by Alhassan Suhuyini, the MP for Tamale North, regarding the measles outbreak in the Northern Region as a result of a lack of vaccines in the nation.
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“It is true that there are now three vaccinations in short supply.
The measles vaccines are being transported via air freight in accordance with the agreements with UNICEF; they should arrive in a week. Some nice money has been paid to UNICEF.
The legislator claims that due to the nationwide scarcity of vaccines, schools in his district are going to close.
Due to a lack of necessary immunizations, the Paediatric Society of Ghana said this week that 120 cases of measles had been reported in the Northern Region by the end of December 2022.