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Drugs Under Key and Padlock at Tema Port to be Released – MOH

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

The Ministry of Health has disclosed that anti-HIV, TB and malaria medicines stocked up at the Tema Port are to be cleared for distribution.

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 statement stated a roadmap for their clearance had been fashioned at a meeting with the management of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA); Customs Excise and Preventive Services (CEPS); officials of the 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.

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“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 explained.

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

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