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Not long ago, the Ghana health service started a vaccination program for children under five years. Health workers move Fromm house to house to vaccinate them against new circulating vaccine-derived polio virus type 2 (cVDPV2).
Little did Ghanaians know about the origin of this vaccine.
new circulating vaccine-derived polio virus type 2 (cVDPV2).
However, the Vice President of Ghana , Dr Bawumia,with the deputy minister of health , Dr Oko Boye have given Ghanaians a hint on the origin of the vaccine as they holds meeting with Microsoft founder, Bill Gates.
Dr Bawumia writes,
Earlier today, I held a zoom meeting with Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft to discuss three key issues:
1. Ghana’s progress on immunization against the new circulating vaccine-derived polio virus type 2 (cVDPV2).
2. The lessons from Ghana’s policy response to COVID-19.
3. Ghana’s digitization strategy.
It was a good exchange of views and he congratulated Ghana for the strides we have made on several fronts. I also thanked him and the Gates Foundation for their successful work in the fight against polio and other diseases. I was joined in the meeting by Dr. Oko-Boye, Deputy Minister for Health.