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Stop TB Partnership Small Grant Project Update

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Stop TB Partnership Small Grant Project Update   Introduction: The 3-month project from April-June 2019 was created to screen for TB at 2 private health facilities at their outpatient department (Ga East Municipal, being Ghana Atomic Energy Commission hospital and Ashongman Community Hospital). WAAF also planned to conduct 3 community TB screening activities in overpopulated communities.   Purpose: This small grant project was conducted to help test for TB in Ghanaian communities as only about 33% of TB cases have been detected nationwide.  ...

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WAAF-IHCC participates in the 13th INTEREST Conference

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WAAF-IHCC participates in the 13th INTEREST Conference

WAAF-IHCC participates in the 13th International Conference on HIV treatment, Pathogenesis and Prevention Research in Resource-limited settings (INTEREST 2019).   WAAF-IHCC participated in the above mentioned historic conference held in Accra from 14-17thMay 2019 and the two organizations were ably represented by our Medical Director and CEO, Dr Naa, our Head Nurse, Ms. Guro Sorensen as well as our visiting Canadian interns Natasha Pereira, Bernice Ho, Victoria Soo from QWAAF (Queens University branch of  WAAF). Salient information shared at...

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March 24th : WORLD TB DAY 2019

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At the end of 2018, WAAF –IHCC screened a total of 502for TB, 20 people were eligible for TB, 18were tested and a total of 4were confirmed positive and initiated on treatment. On the occasion of World TB Day, WAAF-IHCC used the occasion to remind the public of its commitment towards finding people living with TB  in Ghana.   Please follow and like...

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Zero Discrimination Day

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March 1, 2019 was Zero Discrimination Day and UNAIDS worldwide is highlighting the urgent need to take action against discriminatory laws still operating in certain countries. The UNAIDS Ghana Office therefore held a round-table discussion with 25 key partners to discuss laws in Ghana that discriminate against HIV and to recommit to strengthening actions to remove or mitigate the impact of these discriminatory laws. WAAF, one of the few organisations in Ghana committed to the provision of health care for ALL without discrimination in Ghana,...

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OHENEYERE GIFTY ANTI INTERVIEWS DR NAA ON STANDPOINT TV SHOW

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As part of activities marking the launch of the 20thanniversary of WAAF, Dr Naa was interviewed by ace broadcaster Oheneyere Gifty Anti on her TV show, the Standpoint. Visit YouTube to watch the interview.       Please follow and like...

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INTEREST HIV CONFERENCE AT KEMPINSKI HOTEL

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Visit interestworkshop.org  to register  to be part of the 13th International Conference on HIV Treatment, Pathogenisis and Prevention, Research in Resource -Limited Settings ( INTEREST) This international HIV -AIDS Conference will take place in Ghana from 14 – 17 May 2019  at the Kempinski Hotel in Ghana, West Africa. About the Interest Conference Known as the “African CROI” the INTEREST Conference brings together scientists involved in HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research in Africa to share pivotal findings, promote...

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Her Excellency, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, First lady of Ghana launches the Free to Shine Campaign.

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  As part of the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV and AIDS (OAFLA) initiative, Her Excellency Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo launched the Free to Shine Campaign to end towards elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in children at LEKMA Hospital in Teshie, Accra, on the 24th January, 2019. The Free to Shine Campaign is a continental and national enterprise which seeks to end AIDS in children and keep mothers living with HIV alive and healthy. The objectives of this campaign are: Mobilize all women in their reproductive age...

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90-90-90 targets interview

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Dr. Naa spoke to the Ghana News Agency about 90-90-90 targets. Listen to full interview here. Please follow and like...

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High dependency on external funding affecting Ghana’s public health sector

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High dependency on external funding affecting Ghana’s public health sector

A lecture given by Dr Naa at Webster University.   The Medical Director of the International Health Care Centre, Dr. Naa Ashiley Vanderpuye-Donton has stated that high dependency on external funding as well as non-adherence to counterpart funding contributions are some of the issues bedeviling the growth of Ghana’s public health sector. She stated that although Ghana had very robust policies on public health in theory, the slow adaptation of global best practices, lack of community monitoring of programmes, poor maintenance of...

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PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT IN GHANA

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PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT IN GHANA

Public health management can be challenging. There are many causes of illness and disease and increasingly, social, cultural, economic and political factors are being examined. Researchers and practitioners now pay more attention to non-medical causes and effects of illness. Ghana is considered a middle-income but ‘developing’ country (World Bank, 2017). The Ghana AIDS Commission (2014) estimates that there are over 220,000 Persons Living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV) in Ghana. But this figure may be more because of difficulties accessing testing...

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