Tracking HIV in Ghana and review of Government commitment [Infographic]

Focus on HIV in Ghana- Health

iWatch Africa as part of our commitment to contributing to the development of the health sector in Ghana has conducted an assessment of the 2017 Ghana Health Service report, focusing on key findings and the progress made in dealing with HIV in Ghana.

Our assessment revealed that HIV was ranked the number 4 leading cause of death among admitted patients with 1042 deaths, ahead of Cerebrovascular Accidents, Pneumonia and Septicaemia shock in 2016.

The data provided also revealed that 53% of HIV Positive pregnant women were given the Anti-retro-viral treatment (ARV), which was 37% short of the 90% target in the 2016-2020 strategic plan.

Greater Accra region also recorded the highest number of  HIV positive pregnant women with 3570 cases.

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iWatch Africa can also confirm that the Government’s promise to establish the HIV/AIDS Fund had not taken place as at April 2018.

Below is an info graphic report;

Tracking HIV in Ghana and review of Government commitment [Infographic report]

Credit: Gideon Sarpong | News Content Director | iWatch Africa

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Gideon Sarpong

2017 Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellow: Gideon Sarpong (G. K. Sarpong) is a media practitioner with over six years of experience in content development and management, data and investigative journalism, policy analysis, production and e-commerce strategizing. Gideon is currently Director of Policy and News Content at iWatch Africa. He is also the Brands and Communication Manager for Football 360, Kwese SportsXtra, on KFS and Celebrity Fanzone, The Tonight Show, and After Hours. Gideon is an e-commerce consultant for Department of Geography & Regional Planning and Department of Religion & Human Values at the University of Cape Coast. He is a columnist for several local and international news portals. Gideon holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Policy Journalism and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability using investigative & data journalism. Gideon is an author with over eight publications; a fellow of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation (Wealth of Nations Program) and Bloomberg Data for Health Program.

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