Key Activities and Accomplishments
• PEPFAR Ghana, including CDC, reached an agreement with the GoG to adopt the 2015 WHO Treat All guidelines to accelerate HIV treatment for all eligible clients
• PEPFAR Ghana successfully negotiated and obtained approval for the disbursement of supplemental funding for antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and essential commodities in support of the GOG’s effort to fully implement treat all in line with the 2015 WHO Treat All guidelines.
• CDC Ghana‘s closely worked with GoG, Ministry of Health (MoH), Ghana Health Service (GHS), and the National AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Control Program (NACP) to successfully develop and implement the e-Tracker HIV Module to support the management and tracking of HIV clients to monitor the HIV cascade.
• CDC Ghana has supported the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) to develop and launch the Ghana Key Population Unique Identifier System (GKPUIS) to help with the management and tracking of KPs to enhance efficient service delivery.
• Through our cooperative agreement with GOG/MOH/GHS/NACP, CDC Ghana continues to provide direct technical assistance to the government to strengthen laboratory activities through laboratory policy developments and a sample referral and results transmission system including the finalization of national viral load scale up and operational plan.
• CDC Ghana’s lab efforts have increased HIV rapid test proficiency from 27% to 91% [GHS/NACP Dried Tube Specimen Proficiency Testing Round 5 Report, Feb 2018].
• CDC Ghana has supported GAC to successfully undertake the 2017 Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance Survey on men who have sex with men. Results were first released in May 2018 at the National HIV and AIDS Research Conference, and a report will be available in August 2018.