Russia’s sovereign wealth fund has revealed that Ghana has approved Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for use against COVID-19.
The country is the fifth in Africa and 31st in the world to approve the emergency use of the vaccine in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to a statement from the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the sovereign wealth fund, 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.
In a statement, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev, said the Ministry of Health of Ghana had thoroughly reviewed the data on safety and efficacy of Sputnik Valso proven by a publication in The Lancet, and has subsequently approved the use of the vaccine.
Countries that have already registered the vaccine include; Russia, Belarus, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Republic of Guinea, Gabon and San Marino.