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Interviews at WAAF and IHCC

Over the years, WAAF and IHCC have heard on a daily basis many challenges Persons Living with HIV face in their daily lives. This could be in the home setting, the community, the workplace or even at the health facilities. Many testimonials have been given over the years  but we have never documented all of […]

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Interviews Begin at WAAF(plus)!

It looks as though we’ve all been bitten by the research bug the past few weeks here at WAAF!  As you’ve read in previous blogs, staff members have been participating in a Research Interviewing training session in order to assist in the interviews we are planning to conduct with target populations in Accra, Keta, Takoradi, […]

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Takoradi Update

Our team made a trip to Takoradi last week to do some ground work relating to the two new projects we are launching in the Western Region.  We connected with Yusif, who is the Takoradi Branch Coordinator and was invaluable with his knowledge of the area and focal people to see.  Although we did a […]

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Getting together for a chat

I have always known I wanted to work with people.  Since I was a little girl, I’ve been cleaning up neighborhood scratches and until a volunteer stint at a village clinic made me dizzyingly aware of my phobia towards needles, I thought I was going to be a nurse.  But I ended up finding my […]

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Imagine…

Imagine that you got sick…maybe it was a result of your own actions, maybe it wasn’t.  Maybe your partner, who you love and trust implicitly…made you sick.  Maybe they betrayed you, maybe they just didn’t know and it never occurred to them to get tested for one reason or another.  Maybe your mother was sick […]

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Meet Amina

This is the story of Amina (name changed for this purpose) It is Thursday morning and as usual I get up at 5.30am. I quickly start to go through my routine morning  duties ensuring breakfast for the kids is ready, assisting them in taking their baths, helping with feeding, dressing and finally putting them into […]

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We couldn't do it without you

SPECIAL THANKS TO MY INTERNS/VOLUNTEERS You know, I am sitting here wondering what to write today for the WAAF facebook posting. On a daily basis, I come in contact with so many people, so many situations, both good, bad, funny, sad etc that I could share with everyone but I have decided to write something […]

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WAAF(plus) is on the air!

The WAAF(plus) team was thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the Health Line radio show yesterday!  Christine and her team were incredibly kind and we look forward to joining them again to help bring health information into Ghanaian homes.  Dr. Naa spoke with Christine about Cervical Cancer and gave a very […]

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Ghana's Maternal Health channel

Written by Kerry and Christian: As new interns at WAAF, we are always hungry for exposure to all relevant issues related to HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, as well as all communicable and non-communicable diseases. This week we were informed by our associate director at NYU Accra about an invitation to attend the launch of […]

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Meet Confidence

 CONFIDENCE  Is 5 years old and has a beautiful smile! Confidence has Potts disease, or spinal TB.  This left him very weak, unable to walk and with a small spinal lump at shoulder level.  At five years old, he has never chased his friends, kicked a soccer ball, walked to school, or jumped out at […]

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