The US Embassy in Ghana has joined the Government of Ghana partners and civil society organizations to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Ghana, through an anti-stigma and discrimination campaign.
However,The U.S. is celebrating fifteen years of the U.S.-led global initiative under the theme: “Saving Lives through American Generosity and Partnerships”.
Public Affairs Department of the US Embassy issued a statement, on Friday, according to that the campaign highlighted the U.S. Government’s commitment to remove that major barrier to achieve the UNAIDS FastTrack Goal of 90-90-90 in Ghana.
At the result, 90 % of the population tested; have 90 % of the HIV positive on treatment, and 90 % with suppressed viral loads – as well as usher in an AIDS-free generation by 2030.
According to the US Emabassy statement, together with the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) and partners such as the Heart-to-Heart HIV Ambassadors, anti-discrimination campaign and anti-stigma activities took place in the Ashanti, Western, and Volta regions.
The activities included workshops with hospital caregivers, information sessions at Senior High Schools, and free-HIV screenings and counseling at central markets.
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