In 2009 the Ghana AIDS Commission was first nominated by the Country Coordinating Mechanism to become a Principal Recipient and to implement part of the HIV Round 8 Programme between 2010 and 2015. During its first phase, GAC managed seven Sub Recipients to implement
- In-school HIV prevention programs (2 SRs)
- HIV workplace programs (4 SRs)
- Key population HIV prevention programs (1 SR)
During the second phase of Round 8, GAC managed one SR to implement key population (Female sex workers and men who have sex with men) HIV prevention programs country-wide.
Based on its high performance, both in terms of programmatic achievement as well as grant absorption, GAC was given the mandate again to implement an HIV grant under the New Funding Model (2015-2017).