HIV/AIDS in Ghana
Although the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Ghana is considered a low-level, generalized epidemic, some sub-populations have very high infection rates. Further, only about 36 percent of infected persons are receiving treatment. A high co-morbidity rate of tuberculosis among the HIV-positive population compounds the problem.
The care gap for people with HIV in Ghana is largely due to human resources shortages. Poor working conditions, low pay, lack of career development, and a shortage of medicine, information, and essential tools fuel the “brain drain” of professionals to other countries.
This partnership will address the care gap by enhancing the capacity of the University of Ghana in its educational programs, research, and community engagement that will result in improved response to HIV/AIDS challenges in Ghana.