Ghana Country Profile
CDC’s work with the Government of Ghana began in 2008 and focused on strengthening HIV prevention and control within key populations. That focus has shifted over time in line with Ghana’s efforts to accelerate treatment for all HIV-positive persons. CDC also works with Ghana’s Ministry of Health to strengthen and improve laboratory systems and services and build its capacity to capture and analyze data across the HIV clinical cascade—from testing and initiation of treatment to suppression of viral load.
Per Capita GNI
Under 5 Mortality
44/1,000 Live Births
Estimated HIV Prevalence
(Ages 15-49): (2022)
Estimated AIDS Deaths
TB Treatment Success Rate
Estimated TB Incidence
Estimated Orphans Due to AIDS
TB patients with known HIV-status who are HIV-positive
Reported Number Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works with partners including host countries, local implementing partners, faith-based organizations, and other community-based organizations to measure progress towards HIV epidemic control in countries supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
In 2003, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, was announced. When it was launched, PEPFAR became the largest commitment by any nation to address a single disease in history. At the time, HIV was a global crisis, devastating families, communities, and economies worldwide—particularly in sub-Saharan African countries.
Over the past 20 years, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has saved millions of lives as a leader in the global response to two of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases – HIV and TB. As a key implementing agency of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), CDC is at the forefront of these global efforts to treat and prevent these diseases.