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New funds for HIV/AIDS in; foreign aid reduced

Following the reduction of HIV and AIDS donor funding in the country, the Government of Ghana (GoG) has also set funds to cater for the needs of HIV and AIDS patients and also to help the administrative business of the Ghana AIDS Commission.

‘in Response to this critical need, the government set up the national HIV and AIDS fund to provide adequate funding for the HIV response.” Director-General of the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC), Dr. Kyereme Atuahene, revealed.

According to him, donor funding for HIV and AIDS in the country has reduced from 75 to 33 percent, in the past two decades,

The Director-General made the revelation at the media launch of this year’s World Aids Day on the theme: ‘Let Communities Lead’ which will take place on 1 December 2023.

“It is for this reason that the Commission has embarked on a resource mobilization campaign for individuals and corporate Ghana to donate to the fund.”

Despite intense advocacy on HIV/Aids in Ghana, the country continues to record an alarming rate of contraction, according to the Director General of Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC), Dr. Kyeremeh Atuahene

According to him, the Ghana Aids Commission, about 355,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS

Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation and Executive Oversight Minister, Ghana AIDS Commission, Dr Kweku Afriyie, indicated that when it comes to the achievement of the United Nations (UN) 95-95-95 treatment target by the year 2025 and on the path to ending AIDS by 2030, the country was not making progress.

Source: Kapital Online Team//2023.

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