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Over 1.2 Million Ghanaian Children Have Been Vaccinated As A Result Of Commitments Announced At The 2022 Global Citizen Festival, Accra | General News

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As the two year anniversary approaches since the Global Citizen Festival, Accra, took place in the iconic Black Star Square, Global Citizen, the world’s leading international advocacy organization, has outlined some of the impact achieved across the country as a result of commitments made at the festival.

The 2022 Global Citizen Festival’s End Extreme Poverty Now six-week advocacy campaign concluded with a nine-hour festival across two stages, on September 24 2022, which began in Accra’s Black Star Square and ended in New York City’s Central Park.

During the festival Global Citizen and partners announced key pledges across health, food security, agriculture, environment, education, finance and innovation. 

The United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework convenes more than 22 United Nations agencies with the ambition of reaching all regions in Ghana, responding to the needs of the most vulnerable and seeking to leave no one behind.

Through Global Citizen’s advocacy work the United Nations brought forward this commitment and as a result the EPI programme was scaled to achieve greater impact.  


  • One commitment to improve the lives of Ghanaian children was made by the United Nations in Ghana. Since the festival, the UN in Ghana, has vaccinated over 1.2M children via routine immunizations across the country. This was primarily achieved through the Expanded Programme of Immunization (EPI), a programme supported by UNICEF and WHO. EPI was scaled as the result of the commitment made at the Global Citizen  festival in Accra.  


“The immunization of children is one of the world’s most effective public health tools, having prevented millions of deaths worldwide,” said Charles Abani, United Nations Resident Coordinator, Ghana, “With the support of partners such as Global Citizen we can continue our work to enable the country to provide this vital element of healthcare to all Ghanaian children.” 

“Global Citizen is proud to support the essential work of the United Nations Expanded Programme of Immunization in Ghana,” said Liz Agbor-Tabi,  Global Citizen’s Vice President of Global Policy and Strategic Relationships, “This programme clearly demonstrates that  vaccinating Ghanaian children from an early age, protects them from avoidable diseases, saves lives and thus protects the wider community.”

About Global Citizen 

Global Citizen is the world’s leading international advocacy organization on a mission to end extreme poverty NOW.

Powered by a worldwide community of everyday activists raising their voices and taking action, the movement is amplified by campaigns and events that convene leaders in music, entertainment, public policy, media, philanthropy and the corporate sector.

Over the past 10 years, $43.6 billion in commitments announced on Global Citizen platforms has been deployed, impacting nearly 1.3 billion lives.

Established in Australia in 2008, Global Citizen’s team operates from New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Berlin, Melbourne, Toronto, Johannesburg, Lagos and beyond. Join the movement at globalcitizen.org, download the Global Citizen app, and follow Global Citizen on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn


Source: Global Citizen



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