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Stuck Anti-HIV and Malaria Drugs To Be Cleared by Friday- MoH

The Ministry of Health has announced plans are far advanced for the clearance of anti-HIV, TB and malaria medicines stocked up at the Tema Port to be cleared.

The Ministry in a statement said the drugs in 182 containers which have been held at the port since August 2023 due to financial challenges would be out by Friday, April 12, 2024.

The Ministry in a statement said a roadmap for their clearance were fashioned during a meeting with the management of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and Customs Excise and Preventive Services (CEPS) and officials of Ministry of Finance (MoF), Country Coordinating Mechanism of the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (CCM-Ghana), and Covid-19 Response Mechanism.

“It is noteworthy that the engagements have led to the development of a robust roadmap which clearly provides impetus to the immediate next steps and way forward for collaboration and corporation between MoH, MoF, GRA and stakeholders, moving forward in this regard.”


It added, “The challenges associated with the clearing of MoH medicines and other commodities from the Tema Port and other points of entry have been conclusively and completely resolved by the Government.”

The drugs were part of part of 435 containers at the Tema Port, containing anti-HIV, TB and malaria medicines and mosquito nets for distribution across the country sponsored by the Global Fund (GF) to the Government of Ghana.


Source: /Hajara Fuseini

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