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.
iWatch Africa can also confirm that the Government’s promise to establish the HIV/AIDS Fund had not taken place as at April 2018.
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Credit: Gideon Sarpong | News Content Director | iWatch Africa