Ghana, home to some of West Africa’s first DPGs

In the world of fast-changing innovation fads and attitudes, UNICEF has long maintained that the most reliable path to innovation – and perhaps the biggest innovation itself – is the open source approach. More than ten years ago, UNICEF established its innovation principles, one of which advocates to “Use Open Standards, Open Data, Open Source, and Open […]

Ghana faces hurdles to achieve targets set for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Ghana, like many of its counterparts on the continent, is contending with the fallout from the rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 variants. Of particular concern is the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the UK. It is estimated to be up to 70% more infectious and 65% more lethal than the ancestral strain. Scientists at the West […]

COVID-19 and its impact on business

The COVID-19 Pandemic The novel strain of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, was first discovered in the Wuhan Province in China in December 2019. COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. As of today, the virus has infected over 1,800,000 individuals and resulted in over 119,000 deaths worldwide. As can […]

Covid-19: First batch of Covax vaccine doses arrive in Ghana.

Ghana becomes the first country to receive Covid-19 stocks as part of the World Health Organization’s Covax scheme. It aims at levelling the playing fields between countries as poorer nations trail behind others in sourcing jabs. Also, Italy seeks a UN probe into the killing of its envoy to DR Congo this week. Congolese authorities […]

First COVID-19 COVAX vaccine doses administered in Africa

Geneva / New York / Oslo, 1 March 2021 – As the global rollout of COVAX vaccines accelerates, the first COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa using COVAX doses began today in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. These campaigns are the among the first to use doses provided by the COVAX Facility’s Gavi COVAX Advanced Market Commitment (AMC).  The AMC is the […]