Reinforcing the Scaling Up of HIV Services: Strengthening HIV Prevention and Effective Targeting

Program goal: To reduce new HIV infections and deaths among men, women, children and neonates in the next 3 years


  • Promote integration of sexual reproductive health and HIV services with emphasis on key populations;
  • Provide HIV prevention information and services for key populations (Female sex workers (FSW)and men who have sex with men (MSM));
  • Target HIV care and prevention efforts in four high priority regions which have 58% of the country’s population, and where HIV prevalence is more than twice the national figure. These regions also include 75% of people living with HIV in Ghana as a whole. The four regions also contain the hot spots for FSWs and MSM; and
  • Strengthen and fund community systems to improve prevention, access to care and follow up among affected populations, and assignment of individual civil society organizations to support program implementation.

Planned activities:

  • Conduct Behavior Change Communication and Information, Education and Communication for key populations using peer educators;
  • Distribute male and female condoms among key populations;
  • Expand counseling and testing sites;
  • Reduce stigma and discrimination in all settings;
  • Conduct community outreach through peer educators;
  • Provide STI prevention packages, and expand referral system for STI diagnosis and treatment; and
  • Strengthen civil society and institutional capacity building (coordination, management, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting).

Target Group/Beneficiaries:

  • People living with HIV/AIDS
  • MSM and FSWs