Partnering to Achieve Epidemic Control in Ghana

Date: 08/14/2015 Description: Ghana PEPFAR logo © PEPFAR

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The United States (U.S.) is proud to support Ghana’s leadership in the global HIV/AIDS response. PEPFAR provides technical assistance in Ghana to maximize the quality, coverage, and impact of the national HIV/AIDS response, particularly among key and vulnerable populations. Working together with the Government of Ghana, PEPFAR is aligning investments with national priorities and supporting interventions known to be most effective in preventing HIV transmission. Specific priorities include:

  • Scaling up HIV combination prevention activities with a focus on key and vulnerable populations, including HIV testing and counselling, and treatment retention;
  • Strengthening linkages between community and health system services;
  • Advancing human rights, and reducing stigma and discrimination; and
  • Implementing cross-cutting activities to strengthen the national health system, including improving strategic monitoring and evaluation across programs, and strengthening supply chain management.


HIV/AIDS in Ghana
 

Number of people living with HIV (all ages), 20141

250,000

Deaths due to AIDS (all ages), 20141

9,200

Number of orphans due to AIDS (0-17), 20141

120,000

Estimated antiretroviral (ARV) coverage (adults ages 15+), 20142

35%

Estimated percentage of pregnant women living with HIV who receive ARVs for prevention of mother-to-child transmission, 20142

81%


Saving Lives

In 2014, PEPFAR supported the following achievements in Ghana:

  • Testing and counseling for over 25,329 individuals;
  • Care and support for 7,101 orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS; and
  • Training for 4,887 new health care workers.

Get the most up-to-date data on program results, expenditures, and planned funding at Data.pepfar.net.

PEPFAR Planned Funding in Ghana, Fiscal Year 2007 – 2013 (USD in Millions)3

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

$6.6

$8.1

$8.1

$13.0

$15.0

$15.0

$12.5


1. UNAIDS. (2014). Ghana: HIV and AIDS estimates. Retrieved July 27, 2015, from http://www.unaids.org/en/regionscountries/countries/ghana/

2. UNAIDS. (2015). How AIDS Changed Everything. Geneva: Author.

3. Data represent only planned new bilateral funding approved in the PEPFAR Country Operational Plans each fiscal year (FY), and do not include any prior year funds approved for implementation. The total programmatic funding level for a FY plan may include both the new bilateral funds as well as prior year available funds, which is not reflected.


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