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Govt must not fail to honor financing obligation under Gavi vaccine initiative [Video]

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Ghana’s vaccination and immunization against the six childhood killer diseases could face a major setback this year if the government fails to meet its 40% co-financing obligations under the Gavi vaccine initiative.

According to stakeholders in health, the government of Ghana in 2022 failed to meet 100 percent of its co-financing obligation and only paid in the first quarter of 2023.

For 2023, the government made full payment of its obligation in 2024.

According to the Country Manager for the Global Health Advocacy Incubator, Stephen Atasiga, nonpayment puts Ghana at risk of an eminent vaccine shortage and disease outbreak.

Speaking at the launch of the Financing Immunization Advocacy Response Project by the Hope For Future Foundation in Accra, he urged government to put in place measures to meet its targets to avoid vaccine delays.

“Immunization has proven to be one of the most effective public health measures when it comes …

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