HIV is a leading cause of death and a health threat to millions worldwide. As a key implementer of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), CDC works with Ghana to build a sustainable, high-impact national HIV response program to accelerate progress towards the UNAIDS global targets to control the HIV epidemic.
CDC’s work with Ghana began in 2008, focusing on HIV prevention and control within key populations. That focus has shifted to efforts to accelerate treatment for all HIV-positive persons. CDC is the lead agency for building PEPFAR laboratory capacity in Ghana, including improving laboratory skills and increasing the efficiency of laboratory services. CDC also leads PEPFAR- Ghana’s strategic information activities, including efforts to improve data collection and analysis across the HIV cascade (testing, initiation of treatment, and suppression of viral load).