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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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WAAF Partner StarrFM to Provide Free Health Screening For Mothers

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WAAF Partner StarrFM to Provide Free Health Screening For Mothers

West Africa AIDS Foundation (WAAF) partnered StarrFM to organise free health screening for all mothers on May 7, 2016 at the Kasapa Car Park, Adabraka to commemorate the Mother’s Day celebration. “Mother’s Day Celebration” which falls on the first Sunday of the month of May is celebrated annually to appreciate and remember mothers for their great work and achievements in the lives of their children. As part of the celebration, Starrfm organised free health screening for all mothers in Adabraka and its surroundings. The health screening...

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WAAF Conduct HTS at the Launch of the First 90 agenda in Ghana

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WAAF Conduct HTS at the Launch of the First 90 agenda in Ghana

The West Africa AIDS Foundation (WAAF) joined numerous health organisations in Accra to provide HIV Testing Services (HTS) on Ghana’s Independence Day which fell on the 6th March, 2016 at the Nationalism Park opposite the Independence Square, Accra. The HTS provided was part of the National Launch of the First 90 campaign which is under the 90-90-90 agenda by 2020 which was set by the UNAIDS. HIV Testing Services HIV testing services provided on Ghana’s Independence Day started exactly at 9:00 am at the Nationalism Park opposite the...

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Ghana Parliamentarians join Global TB Caucaus

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Ghana Parliamentarians join Global TB Caucaus

The members of the Ghana’s parliament select committee on health have undertaken to become advocates for TB Control in Ghana. Nineteen (19) of the twenty two (22) member committee of parliament have signed the Global Declaration that urges the signatories to commit to use all the means at their disposal to urge sustained action from the government of Ghana to secure the necessary international and domestic resources to combat tuberculosis, and to press for the prioritization of the disease on political agenda. This was made known by the...

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