WHO hands over MVIP equipment to GHS

On Wednesday, 15 May 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) presented Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme (MVIP) equipment valued at GHS1,130,000 to the Ghana Health Service (GHS)...


On Wednesday, 15 May 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) presented Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme (MVIP) equipment valued at GHS1,130,000 to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

The items comprised two vehicles, 39 motorcycles and 39 desktop computers.

The donation is aimed at supporting the MVIP in the country.

Presenting the items to Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director-General of GHS, the Country Representative of WHO, Dr Owen Kaluwa, said the donation is meant to support the implementation of the MVIP. According to him, the donation will help in the implementation of the project in the 39 districts involved, to ensure that the process of data compilation and analysis; supervision and follow up are facilitated.

Dr Nsiah-Asare was optimistic that the items, if used wisely, will go a long way to ensure that Malaria is completely kicked out of the country in line with the vision of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

RTS,S/AS01 is the world’s first malaria vaccine that has been shown to provide partial protection against malaria in young children in large-scale clinical testing. The vaccine acts against Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest malaria parasite globally.

The malaria vaccine is being introduced in selected areas of Ghana, Kenya and Malawi through country-led routine immunisation, with technical advice from WHO.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM



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