The government of Ghana has received an additional USD 200 million financing towards the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency preparedness and response project (EPRP). The amount will enable the government to fund the procurement of vaccines to inoculate about 7.6 million people. It will also help Ghana to scale-up interventions towards accelerated socio-economic recovery and revitalisation. Presenting the report, the Chairman of the Finance Committee, Mr Kwaku Kwarteng, said the project development objective was to prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by the pandemic and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness in Ghana. He said mass vaccination was needed to ensure that the gains made so far in addressing the pandemic were protected.
475,000 people in Ghana have received the first does of the COVID-19 vaccine as of March 2021 out of the target 17.5 million.
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