The United States of America led by President Joe Biden, has donated an additional volume of 1.3 million Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines to the Government taking the total number of Covid vaccines donated by the US Government to the Ghana Government to 2.5 million doses.
The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan made the donation on behalf of the US Government stating that the gesture is in line with the efforts of the US Government to eradicate the the COVID-19 pandemic across the world.
“Vaccines are critical to defeating the pandemic. The 2.5 million vaccine doses donated to date by the United States will help protect Ghanaians from serious illness while we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19,” Ms Sullivan said.
Delivery of the vaccines was made through COVAX and the donation is part of global efforts by the Biden led administration to fight the pandemic. The US President announced on September 2022 of an increased effort to provide over 1.1 billion COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines world to help in the global fight against the pandemic.
The handing over of the vaccines was done by the the US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan to the deputy health minister, Tina Mensah, joined at the pick up and handing over by Chief Director of the Ministry of Health, Mr. Kwabena Boadu Oklu-Afari, Director of Public Health, Ghana Health Service, Dr. Asiedu Bekoe, Program Director, Expanded Program of Immunization, Ghana Health Service, Dr. Amponsah Achianu, Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Mr. Henry Tachie-Menson, and the UNICEF Country Representative to Ghana, Ms. Anne-Claire Dufay at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA)