“After a yr of disruptions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with greater than 80,700 Ghanaians getting contaminated with the virus and over 580 misplaced lives, the trail to restoration for the folks of Ghana can lastly start.
“It is a momentous event, because the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines into Ghana is important in bringing the pandemic to an finish. The one means out of this disaster is to make sure that vaccinations can be found for all. We thank all companions which are supporting the COVAX Facility to ship secure and efficient COVID-19 vaccines to all nations shortly and pretty.
“These 600,000 COVAX vaccines are a part of an preliminary tranche of deliveries of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine licensed to the Serum Institute of India, which signify a part of the primary wave of COVID vaccines headed to a number of low and middle-income nations.
“The shipments additionally signify the start of what must be the most important vaccine procurement and provide operation in historical past. The COVAX Facility plans to ship near 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines this yr. That is an unprecedented international effort to verify all residents have entry to vaccines.
“We’re happy that Ghana has grow to be the primary nation to obtain the COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility. We congratulate the Authorities of Ghana – particularly the Ministry of Well being, Ghana Well being Service, and Ministry of Data – for its relentless efforts to guard the inhabitants. As a part of the UN Nation Workforce in Ghana, UNICEF and WHO reiterate our dedication to help the vaccination marketing campaign and comprise the unfold of the virus, in shut cooperation with all companions, together with Gavi and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Improvements (CEPI).
Vaccines save lives. As well being staff and different front-line workers are vaccinated, we will progressively see a return to normalcy, together with higher entry to well being, training and safety companies. Within the spirit of Common Well being Protection, let’s depart nobody behind.”