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WAAF BECOMES ONE OF POSITIVE ACTION FOR CHILDREN FUND (PACF) IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS

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WAAF BECOMES ONE OF POSITIVE ACTION FOR CHILDREN FUND (PACF) IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS

West Africa AIDS Foundation (WAAF) on January 11, 2017 was officially mentioned as one of the PACF’s implementing partners as a proposal submitted by WAAF for a 2017 to 2020 project was approved by the PACF Board. Grants from ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) are meant to alleviate the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and children’s health by supporting interventions that engage affected communities, developing their capacity to participate and lead. WAAF’s main aim is to battle the spread of HIV and AIDS and mitigate...

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CSS PROJECT: WAAF CONDUCTT TB CONTACT TRACING

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CSS PROJECT: WAAF CONDUCTT TB CONTACT TRACING

West Africa AIDS Foundation’s (WAAF) Community Systems Strengthening Project (CSS) is to provide contact tracing for health facilities registered Tuberculosis (TB) clients. TB Contact Tracing is by national guidelines to be done for each positive TB client. Due to recent amendment in the TB funding resulting in limited resources for health facilities to conduct these necessary and important activities, many facilities put the contact tracing on hold. WAAF through the CSS project assigned a team to offer support in TB contact tracing for 10...

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WAAF SHARES IEC MATERIALS AND CONDOMS TO CREATE HIV/AIDS AWARENESS

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WAAF SHARES IEC MATERIALS AND CONDOMS TO CREATE HIV/AIDS AWARENESS

Interns of the West Africa AIDS Foundation (WAAF) embarked on a massive education and sensitization event with the aim of ensuring the community where WAAF and IHCC are located were not left out. They distributed IEC materials, answered questions from community members as part of WAAFs initiatives to commemorate World AIDS Day 2016. Combing the streets, market places and taxi rank of Haatso, the students interacted with community members on the significance of testing for HIV to know one’s status, responded to some misconceptions about...

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WAAF Holds HIV/AIDS Candle Night

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WAAF Holds HIV/AIDS Candle Night

The West Africa AIDS Foundation (WAAF) in collaboration with the Accra Diamond Lions Club organized HIV/AIDS Candle Night at Haatso, in the Ga-East Municipal Assembly on 30th November, 2016 to commemorate the 2016 World AIDS Day celebration. HIV/AIDS Candle Night plays a significant role in relation to World AIDS Day celebration as a time of remembering those who have died from HIV/AIDS. More so, the evening served as a reminder that HIV can have a huge impact on one’s life; hence if people are living with HIV and are unaware, they are at a...

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GAC LAUNCHES 2016 WORLD AIDS DAY

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GAC LAUNCHES 2016 WORLD AIDS DAY

The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) on November 1, 2016 launched the 2016 World AIDS Day on the theme: “90-90-90: Providing comprehensive integrated services for all towards free an HIV-Free generation” at Ashaley Botwe Old Town Park in Accra. The aim is to ensure that efforts are strengthened in the treatment of all persons who are infected with HIV, as well as addressing the needs of all others to prevent new infections. The World AIDS Day which falls on December 1 every year, is a day set aside globally to remember those infected and affected...

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WAAF & IHCC intensify Active TB Case Findings

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WAAF & IHCC intensify Active TB Case Findings

The West Africa AIDS Foundation (WAAF) and the International Health Care Center (IHCC), two organizations in Ghana continue to be determined in their efforts to fight TB. As a result they have intensified Active TB Case Finding efforts. Although a health facility, you will find a team of medical personnel twice a week getting ready for their TB outreach as they call it. Equipped with IEC materials, the official NTP screening tool and sputum containers, the team sets out twice a week targeting densely populated areas such as market places....

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Parliament passes Ghana AIDS Commission Bill

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Parliament passes Ghana AIDS Commission Bill

Parliament on October 17, 2016 passed the Ghana AIDS Commission Bill, 2015 into an Act to give legal backing for the establishment of the Ghana AIDS Commission and the National HIV and AIDS Fund. The Act also provides anti-stigma provisions to promote and protect the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS. The Act reduces the number of the Governing Board of the commission from 47 to 17 to make it more efficient and less costly to run. Again, the ministers on the board have been reduced from 15 to three. Per the Act, the President remains...

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WAAF CEO attends 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban

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WAAF CEO attends 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban

With the support of the International AIDS Society Educational Funds, the Chief Executive Officer of West Africa AIDS Foundation (WAAF), Dr Naa Ashiley Vanderpuye was awarded a scholarship to attend the 21st International AIDS conference which was held in Durban South Africa on 18th and 22nd of July 2016. Over 15000 people including government officials, individuals, CSO’s who are connected to HIV and TB one way or the other from different countries attended the conference and it was an excellent platform to network. Dr Naa Ashiley Vanderpuye...

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WAAF works with GAC towards achieving first 90 of 90/90/90

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WAAF works with GAC towards achieving first 90 of 90/90/90

Ghana, just like many other countries is determined to End AIDS by 2030 and is putting all efforts in place to make this a reality. One such effort is achieving the first 90 of the 90/90/90 UNAIDS strategy that aims to ensure 90% of all those living with HIV know their status. As a result, WAAF and other IPs of the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) have made HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) a priority and are grabbing any opportunity to provide this service. Whether a conference, a durbar, a sports event, a festival, a meeting or via an outreach,...

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WAAF Attends Stakeholders Meeting on 90 90 90 Agenda

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WAAF Attends Stakeholders Meeting on 90 90 90 Agenda

West Africa AIDS Foundation (WAAF) joined other stakeholders to discuss the strategies in implementing the 90.90.90 agenda at Mensvic Hotel in Accra on 13th January, 2016. The meeting which brought together organisations such as Ghana AIDS Commission, Ghana Network of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS, National HIV/AIDS Control Programme, representative from the Ghana Health Service and Ministry of Health, UNAIDS, opinion leaders, pastors, Civil Society Organisations and Community Based Organisations stressed on the need for effective...

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