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Ghana hit by widespread childhood vaccine shortages

Ghana has been hit with widespread shortages of vaccines for routine immunisation of babies from birth to at least 18 months. Under the routine vaccination programme, Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG), a vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) disease; oral polio vaccine 0 (OPV); Measles-Rubella; Meningitis and Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) are administered. Health experts fear that the situation has the potential to… Read More
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Ghana launches immunization against polio virus

Immunization of children under five years against Polio Type-2 has begun in Ghana’s capital, Accra. The exercise follows the detection of a positive case of polio virus in environmental samples in Accra and Chereponi in the Northern Region where a two-year-old girl tested positive to the Type Two polio virus and the detection of the specific polio virus in environmental… Read More