The Ministry of Health has taken delivery of about 10 tonnes of medical procurement and PPE for onward distribution to frontline health workers across the country.
The procurement, which is the largest in any of the ECOWAS States through the Regional ECOWAS Disaster Relief facility, was engineered by the West African Health Organisation and ECOWAS.
The items were largely financed by the German government and the European Union.
Chief Director at the Ministry of Health, Kwabena Boadu Oku-Afari, expressed gratitude to the donors saying the donation will go a long way to support government’s efforts at fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
The German Ambassador, Christoph Retzlaff, congratulated Ghana for being the first country in the world to receive vaccines through the COVAX initiative. He was also happy with government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The EU Ambassador to Ghana, Diana Acconcia, said it has supported with about out €40 billion, since the onset of the pandemic. She also announced that an initial emergency fund of € 87 million has also been given to government to fight disease, adding that, the support will continue.