The government has given more than 135,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the Government of Ghana, while continuing to show solidarity with countries in need, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, the government said in a statement. .
A special direct Air Malta flight to Accra Ghana, coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, arrived in Accra today. Jean Claude Galea Mallia, Malta’s High Commissioner to Ghana, was at the airport to ensure the safe launch of the vaccine.
In line with the Strategy of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs for Africa, in recent months, Malta has launched a campaign to donate hundreds of thousands of doses of vaccine to struggling countries. to get enough of them.
So far, this vaccination sharing campaign has involved donations from Malta to Libya, Egypt and Rwanda, and donations are expected to continue in the coming weeks and months.
All of Malta’s vaccination-sharing efforts have been led jointly by officials from the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Ministry of Health, who work closely with the Department of Civil Protection. Collectively nearly 340,000 doses of the vaccine have been given so far. So far, this vaccination sharing campaign has involved donations from Malta to Libya, Egypt and Rwanda, and donations are expected to continue in the coming weeks and months.
One of the ongoing realities of the COVID-19 pandemic is that access to vaccines aimed at reducing its impact, is still unequal. Malta is committed to doing its part to address this unequal distribution, as COVID-19 will not be resolved until everyone is vaccinated.