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16 December 2021

“At last”: Ghanaian football star Michael Essien hails world’s first malaria vaccine

Years before Michael Essien began his extraordinary Premier League football career, he was a barefoot kid in small-town Ghana, scoring between goalposts made of stacked rocks. Like millions of other children in the world’s endemic zones, young…

2 December 2021

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

2 December 2021

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.

10 November 2021

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…

20 October 2021

In Ghana, a strong cold chain makes all the difference

UNICEF and Gavi partnered to fund, procure and deliver more than 2,300 items of cold chain equipment to ensure health centres met immunization targets.

19 October 2021

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.

26 August 2021

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.

9 July 2021

Why Africa’s push to make vaccines should look further than COVID-19

Vaccine manufacturing doesn't come cheap. It depends heavily on support from developed countries. It also takes much more than relaxing intellectual property rights and a desire for vaccine equity.

31 May 2021

The Long View: Keeping vaccines cool with cold chain

With millions of COVID-19 vaccines now being delivered around the world, they are utilising a huge hidden infrastructure, built up over decades and spreading across the globe, with one ultimate goal: keeping the vaccines cool. How did these …

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