Ghana is ready and waiting to accept any approved COVID-19 vaccine – Ghana Health Service

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The country is ready to accept any vaccine for COVID-19 patients once it is approved by health authorities, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Aboagye has said.

According to him, the priority of all countries around the globe who have been affected by the pandemic is to get a cure or solution to the virus which has affected more than 1 million persons globally and killed over 54,000.

Addressing the media on Friday, April 3, 2020, on concerns that some French doctors are proposing the testing of some vaccines on the African continent, Dr. Aboagye noted that Ghana, like any other country, is ready and waiting for such an opportunity.

He, however, admitted that currently, there has not been any approved vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

“Ever since this disease started, many researchers are doing an enhanced and fast track approach in developing a vaccine. Ghana, like any other country, is ready and waiting for such an opportunity to take part and so once there is an approved vaccine, Ghana will get involved and this is a global pandemic so globally we want everybody to be cured but there is no approved vaccine now,” he stated.

Early today, ABC News reported the intention of some French doctors who are proposing that Africa should be the first place to begin the testing of newly developed coronavirus vaccines.

One of the doctors said, “If I can be provocative, shouldn’t we do this study in Africa, where there are no masks, no treatment, no resuscitation, a bit like it has been done in some studies in AIDS, where among prostitutes, we try things, because they are exposed, and they don’t protect themselves, what do you think?”

This revelation has caused an uproar among a large section of the populace who among others are asking African leaders not to allow their citizens to be used for such experiments.



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  1. Greeting to you Ghana Director-General, what I am ‘hearing’ this earnest study welcomes new approved vaccine in 🇬🇭 due to the global pandemic crisis. The Director-General needs to be deliberately careful to first test the group of volunteers under the clinical trial(s) before proceeding to mass-distribute to the GHANAIANS in Yeshua’s Name

  2. haven’t the Ghana Director-General for health heard that china and some countries are using chloroquine to solve covid-19, he should stop what he is saying if he doesn’t know what to say, mr man let your health workers use chloroquine, it works…Ghanaian are not lab rat mr.

  3. He’s just sick in his head !!!!who n who are ready for the vaccine? Why can’t they try that on themselves? How many cases do we have in Africa? Why not Italy or Spain or even France … anyways when u have foolish leaders leading a country this will surely happen.. I wonder where he got his degrees from !!

  4. Is so sad that these leaders don’t think a minute, how many have they tried on their own, and how many cases do we have in Africa, the whole continent is less 60 cases and you want them to come kill the Africans because the little money you will receive, Go back read what happened before ICH, and let your fellow epidemiologists tells you, they want to use same strategy to enrich themselves. Dr. Or Mr. Think twice and we are not stupid.

  5. Director general of health, pls advise yourself. Thousands of people’s are dying in Europe, why the white people’s didn’t try their vaccine for their affected people’s n want to try to Africans ? Since this pandemic virus started, how many African peoples are affected ? N how many African peoples are dying from this disease ? So why did you want to allow for testing vaccine to Ghanaian people’s ? But not, u.s.a, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Holland n the rest of the white people’s country ? N decided to try it in Africa ? Pls be mindful of yourself…

  6. There are so many reasons that need to be considered before opting for any vaccine from the Europe. We Africans have different immune system with the Whites. Have done our own research for the cure yet? We have scientist herbalist traditionalist etc. Why are we waiting for someone else bring us cure? Are we that useless? African you can’t be fully independent if you can’t do certain things for yourself…

  7. Mr. Ghana health directorate are you aware of the implications of what you are saying. Ghana is not ready. Ghana is a not a place for laboratory test. I think you should reconsider your submission.

  8. He said “approved vaccine”
    He didn’t say Ghana is already to be use for testing Vaccine, We will only except a approved vaccine by the WHO


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