Energize the Chain-Ghana is a collaboration of public and private partners committed to extending the vaccine cold chain into remote parts of the country. Though the commitment of American Tower Corporation, owner and operator of more than 1,900 cell towers throughout Ghana, we are in the process of rolling out 35 pilot sites with plans to add 50 additional sites thereafter. In collaboration with American Tower, Ghana’s Ministry of Health, USAID, EPI, GAVI, UNICEF and other partners, we are committed to making effective vaccines available and accessible to vulnerable populations in remote areas of the country. As in Zimbabwe, we are improving the efficiency of vaccine storage and delivery systems in Ghana by:
- Supplying energy efficient vaccine refrigerators to rural clinics
- Providing reliable power for the refrigerators through cell phone towers and solar panels
- Enabling remote monitoring of the refrigerators using the cell tower connectivity.