The Ghanaian government has partnered with Yale University and other top organizations to eliminate Mother-to-Child transmission of HIV. Ghana has one of the highest rates of HIV among pregnant women globally, which has contributed to President John Dramani Mahama’s continued devotion to “improve maternal, neonatal and childcare for Ghanaians.”
The consortium leading the fight on Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV draws on the unique expertise, experience, and technical capacity of the Ghana Health Service, Yale University, IBM, and The ONE Campaign.
Several local partners, including the Ghana AIDS Commission, Christian Health Association of Ghana, the National House of Chiefs and the Rotary Club of Ghana, will carry out the effort through various stages towards the success of the consortium’s objective.
The presidential office stated, “the initial objective of the consortium’s agenda is to reduce the rate of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Ghana to less than 5% by 2018, which would meet the World Health Organization (WHO) criterion for elimination. However, President Mahama’s primary goal is to set in motion a system that will ensure a reduction in the rate of Mother-to-Child Transmission to less than 1% by 2020.”
Learn more about the President’s efforts and share your thoughts on the new initiative.