Ghana has adequate stock of vaccines – Health Minister tells Parliament


The deputy Minister for Health, Mr. Kingsley Aboagye-Gyedu says adequate provision has been made through ring-fencing of budgetary allocation to ensure vaccine security for the country.

He said this in Parliament when he was responding to a question asked by the Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Mr. Suhuyini Alhassan Sayibu. The MP asked him what created the recent shortage in the country of vaccines for children under five years. He further asked what measures were in place to restore supply and to prevent a recurrence of the shortage.

The Minister stated that the reason for the vaccine shortage mainly of the oral polio vaccine was due to some delays in procurement arrangements. He added that the issue was addressed after Ghana cleared existing debt inherited for two previous years.

He also said the situation has normalised and Ghana has adequate stock of all vaccines now. He indicated that arrangements have been made to secure funding for vaccines for the rest of this year and next year.

By Ghanajustic/N.Cudjoe


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