Covid-19: Almost half a million Ghanaians receive AstraZeneca vaccines

Covid-19: Almost half a million Ghanaians receive AstraZeneca vaccines

- The Ghana Health Service has vaccinated close to half a million of Ghanaians

- The Greater Accra was the highest region for vaccinations

- Surveillance have increased over cases of thievery and selling of the vaccines

Almost half a million Ghanaians (468,581) have so far been vaccinated against the Novel Coronavirus.

Director General for the Ghana Health Service says the Greater Accra Region was the highest region to have administered the jabs as at March, 21.

Speaking to the press, Dr. Kuma-Aboagye further explained 195,449 persons in the Ashanti Region have also received their jabs.

Meanwhile, the GHS has intensified surveillance on the discharge of vaccines following cases of thievery and sale of the vaccine dose. Some health professionals have so far been arrested for stealing and selling the said vaccines.

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The Global Funds, an international organization that provides funding for humanitarian crises, has issued a report indicating that some workers of an organization helping HIV/AIDS patients are having intimate relations with these persons.

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Titling their research as “Misconduct affecting Global Fund grants”, the report lamented the development calling for swift investigation and possible diversion of funds from the said company.

“Multiple NAP+ executives demanded that program members engage in sexual conduct or provide financial kickbacks in order to access events and benefits supported by grant funds, which constituted corrupt and coercive practices,” the report said.

“The Global Fund’s governance policy framework in relation to protection from sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment (SEAH) is inadequate,” it added.

In other election stories.

The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) – a US based research institute – is predicting that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be victorious in the 2024 general elections.

According to the research unit, the main reason for NDC’s victory will be that President Akufo-Addo should have completed his 8-year-tenure hence the normal trend of power going to the next main opposition political party.

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Even though John Dramani Mahama is touted as the possible candidate for the NDC in 2024, the EIU in its report indicates that opposition party may go in for a new leader.

“The next parliamentary and presidential elections are due in 2024. Under the constitutionally mandated term limits, Mr. Akufo-Addo cannot run for a third term. Mr. Mahama is reportedly considering whether to run again, but we expect the NDC to seek to revitalize its prospects with a fresh candidate.”

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