Locked-Up containers at Tema Port contain mosquito nets, not TB or HIV drugs – Ministry of Health


The Ministry of Health has dismissed allegations that the containers from the Global Fund currently held at the Tema port contain crucial tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS medications.


These allegations emerged following concerns from health-focused civil society organizations. These groups warned that the Global Fund might cease funding and donations to Ghana if the containers are not cleared from the ports.


Contrary to the civil society organizations’ claims that the drugs are deteriorating at the ports, Isaac Offei Baah, the Health Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, clarified that the containers actually contain mosquito nets, not TB drugs.


“I want to put it on record that we have mosquito nets and we don’t have anything like HIV drugs or TB drugs [locked up at the port],” Baah stated.


He further assured, “Once it is something that has been given to the people of Ghana, we are working towards making it out and putting it to good use.”


For clarity, Baah reiterated, “We don’t have any HIV drugs locked up at the port that we have not cleared. All those ones were cleared somewhere last April.”

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