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

Gideon Sarpong is a media practitioner with over six years experience in data, investigative and policy journalism. Gideon is currently the Policy and News Director at iWatch Africa. His major role includes developing news strategy for correspondents across Ghana, as well as designing project and policy focus for the organisation. He is an author with over eight publications; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation (Wealth of Nations Program), Commonwealth Youth Program (DYLP) and Bloomberg Data for Health Program. Gideon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast and PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia. He is a firm believer in the use of data journalism and technology for development and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability in Africa.

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