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World Bank Approves $200 Million For Ghana As Part Of The COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness.

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The World Bank has authorized $200 million for Ghana as part of the COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Project’s second funding.

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This initiative, in partnership with COVAX, aims to assist the government in obtaining COVID-19 vaccines for 13 million Ghanaians as part of attempts to curb the Coronavirus’ spread.

The project also intends to enhance the health-care system in order to make it more resilient to future pandemics.

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The project also intends to enhance the health-care system in order to make it more resilient to future pandemics.

The money released will also help the Ghanaian economy recover and aid in the country’s overall social recovery.

World Bank Country Director, Pierre Laporte in a statement said, “The World Bank is happy to support this second additional financing given the importance of preventing deaths and reducing transmission of COVID-19 among the population by providing access to COVID-19 vaccines towards accelerating economic and social recovery in Ghana.

“We are also aware of the continuing difficulties in having access to COVID-19 vaccines and logistics due to the global vaccine market challenges and will continue to work to address the inequity in vaccine supplies that is impacting Ghana and other developing countries,” he added.

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Meanwhile, Ghana’s government has announced the purchase of Sputnik V vaccinations developed in Russia for emergency usage.

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