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 policy analyst and media practitioner with close to a decade of experience in policy, data and investigative journalism. Gideon is a co-founder of iWatch Africa. He is an author; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation, Commonwealth Youth Program ,Free Press Unlimited and Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative. Gideon is the founder of Sustainable Ocean Alliance Ghana. He was a 2021 Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute, School of Trans-national Governance in Florence, Italy and 2020/21 Open Internet For Democracy Leader. Gideon was also a 2022 Visiting Scholar/Reuters Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK and was selected as a 2022 TRF/Trust Conference Changemaker. He is currently the Africa Regional Cordinator for Environmental Justice Foundation and a 2023 Pulitzer ORN Fellow. Email:

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