From health workers to paediatricians, 100s of Ghanians have played a frontline role in making their country the first in Africa to simultaneously introduce pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines. Six of Ghana’s vaccine heroes describe what it takes to make history.
Dr. Frank Nyonator, Executive Director of Ghana Health Service
Manage eight sub-committees, covering cold chain logistics, communication, training and service delivery, coordination and planning, monitoring and evaluation and safety monitoring report.
“Getting to the ‘nitty gritty’ of getting vaccines in place, inviting people, getting the population to be aware, it’s so, so so huge for us. For all the staff, all that they do now is to think, eat, drink new vaccines!
We are really excited that we are at the cutting edge and that the whole world is looking at us, wondering, can Ghana do it? We decided to introduce these two vaccines into our system at the same time because of the system that we have. We have the human resources, and we have the will, to be able to do this. And if we introduce the two together it will be quicker and more efficient than introducing one after the other.”