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A Ghanaian doctor’s perspective on COVID-19 vaccine inequity

Pre-COVID-19, Ghana’s health system was overburdened. The virus has made everything harder, and vaccine inequity has made it harder still.

Bringing routine immunisation back into focus in Ghana

Community health nurses in Ghana are on a mission to reverse the decline in routine immunisation since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Combining seasonal malaria vaccination with chemoprevention can cut malaria deaths in children by 70%

A new study suggests the RTS,S malaria vaccine alone is as effective as preventive antimalarials; together they could save thousands of lives.

COVAX vaccines take to the air by drone

Ghana is not only the first country to receive a shipment of COVAX vaccines, but it will be the first to broaden its reach by delivering them by drone. The new partnership with Zipline and UPS Foundation will see 2.5 million doses delivered this…

COVID-19 through the lens of a Ghanaian photographer

While the pandemic forced everyone else indoors, a Ghanaian photographer took to the streets to document Accra on lockdown.

Discoveries from vaccine implementation

In episode 8 of the Global Health Matters podcast, we spoke to Professor Margaret Gyapong of the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana and Dr Lee Hampton of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. These experts shared their views on how…

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Gavi Board approves funding to support malaria vaccine roll-out in sub-Saharan Africa

A new malaria vaccination programme will support Gavi-eligible countries to implement a new tool in the fight against malaria in sub-Saharan Africa in 2022-2025, including vaccine introduction, procurement and delivery

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