Ghana has become the fifth African country in Africa and 31st in the world to approve Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for use against COVID-19.
This was disposed in a statement by the Russia’s sovereign wealth fund.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), in it’s statement said the move by Ghana is a “positive example of vaccine cooperation between Russia and partners across the world to save lives and protect the population.”
“Ministry of Health of Ghana has thoroughly reviewed the data on safety and efficacy of Sputnik V also proven by publication in The Lancet and approved the use of the vaccine,” Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund said.
Some countries that already approved of the drug are; Russia, Belarus, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay, Turkmenistan, Hungary, UAE, Iran, Republic of Guinea, and Tunisia.
The others are, Armenia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Republika Srpska (entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Mongolia, Bahrain, Montenegro, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Gabon and San Marino.