Wednesday, February 1, 2023
A year ago, the Mastercard Foundation and Africa CDC launched the Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative – a now US$1.5billion partnership with four key objectives: To purchase COVID-19 vaccines for at least 65 million people To drive millions more vaccinations by enabling the delivery and administration of vaccines. To...
Delegates at the 2022 CelebrateLAB West Africa conference held in Accra have stressed that Africa must work to achieve the African Union target of producing at least 60 percent of vaccines used in Africa by 2040, as against the one percent of vaccines produced in Africa before the COVID-19...
One and a half years after the start of COVID-19 vaccines rollout, the EU can be proud of what it has achieved to help vaccinate the world, and in particular low- and middle-income countries. The EU’s record stands in contrast to what China and Russia did beyond the bluster of their noisy...
THE Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has told Parliament that the government was prudent with COVID-19 resources to help protect lives and safeguard jobs. Mr Ofori-Atta said every penny mobilised was used judiciously to enhance the country’s ability to contain the pandemic. He also described the pandemic as the biggest shock...
Convener of The Green Republic Project (TGRP), a youth-driven NGO combating climate change and global warming through tree planting, Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa, says overcoming the devastating climate crisis and its implication on the society will require bold, decisive, comprehensive solutions and public-private collaborations. He resounded that the devastating nature of...
When US President Joe Biden asked the United States Intelligence Community to determine the origin of COVID-19, its conclusion was remarkably understated but nonetheless shocking. In a one-page summary, the IC made clear that it could not rule out the possibility that SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) emerged...
The 2021 HR Practitioner of the Year, Hannah Ashiokai Akrong, has said the role of Human Resource practitioners is focusing more on employees because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to her, HR management has deployed a complex set of competencies to deal with the change in work patterns within a...
The EU Commission on Wednesday, 18th May 2022, presented the REPowerEU Plan. This is a strategy intended to speedily execute the reduction of EU dependence on Russia’s fossil fuels while pushing the bloc's green transition. Before this, on 8th March, the Commission, in a communication proposed the rapid phasing out...
SEND GHANA has called on government to make public how much has been accrued to the COVID-19 Trust Fund. In order to complement government’s efforts to combat COVID-19 pandemic, the national trust fund was established through an Act of Parliament, Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) National Trust Fund Act, 1013. This was...
The Korean government, through the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), has donated COVID-19 laboratory test kits and other equipment to the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Accra to help the ongoing fight against the pandemic. The donation, which is about 63,000 PCR diagnostic test kits and other equipment, is expected...
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