Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu has disclosed that Ghana’s COVID-19 management strategy has been recognized globally as one of the best alongside South Korea.
The Health Minister says Ghana received this recognition as a result of an assessment conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) last year. According to the assessment as reported by Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Ghana and South Korea were the “two countries on the globe that got COVID management right.”
The Minister made this known on Wednesday, February 9, when he took his turn at the Ministers’ Press Briefing at the Ministry of Information to brief the media on the outlook of the country’s health sector.
According to the Health Minister, Ghana has become a global icon in COVID-19 response. He further indicated that the country has been receiving numerous invitations to global fora to share Ghana’s success story in COVID-19 management to the rest of the world.
“WHO assessment sometime last year indicated that the two countries on the globe that got COVID management right were Ghana and South Korea. And it is evident in a lot of things that were are doing,” Kwaku Agyemang-Manu disclosed.
He further indicated that, “presently, there are invitations to our president and to the Health Minister at all global fora to come and tell how we managed COVID. Some of these things at times are described as “My COVID Story.”
“We have fought the battle, we have not won yet but it looks like we are in sight to defeating the virus,” the Minister emphasized.
The Health Minister therefore urged all Ghanaians to appreciate the leadership of President Akufo-Addo in the COVID-19 response. He again urged Ghanaians to also appreciate the work of the frontline health workers as well as all other people and institutions who contributed to the country’s COVID-19 response.