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Updated July 2009
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HIV/AIDS in Ghana
Population, 201326,100,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 2012240,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 2012120,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 201228,000
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 20121.4
AIDS deaths, 201212,000
nd = No data
Source: Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS
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HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
UNAIDS Country Profile
A brief summary of national socioeconomic conditions in the context of the HIV epidemic, and information (where available) on UNAIDS' country-level activities.
UNGASS 2008 Country Progress Report
Reports progress made in implementing the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. The report includes summary indicator data through the end of 2007. [PDF, 568K]
UNAIDS/WHO Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Statistics on the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and discussion of knowledge and behaviors related to HIV transmission. 2008. [PDF, 1MB]
Global Fund Country Programs
Discussion of the national epidemic and description of HIV/AIDS projects supported by the Global Fund, including funding details, planned activities, and expected results.
IRIN Country Profile
Contact information for national HIV/AIDS organizations, selected indicators, antiretroviral treatment statistics, and an epidemiological fact sheet from the United Nation's Integrated Regional Information Networks.
USAID HIV/AIDS Country Profile
A description of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in selected countries, the national response, and USAID programs and support. [PDF, 102K]
WHO HIV/AIDS Treatment Scale-Up Summary Country Profile
A summary of current antiretroviral therapy coverage and resource requirements for scaling up treatment in countries receiving support under the WHO's "3 by 5" treatment initiative. 2005. [PDF, 418K]
Health and Development Profiles
CIA World Factbook
Extensive data over a range of fields, including geography, population, government, the economy, the military, and communications.
Population Reference Bureau Country Profile
Key demographic, health, and development indicators, selected reports and articles, and links.
UNICEF Country Tables
Statistics in the areas of population, mortality, general and reproductive health, and education.
WHO Country Profile
Links to tables containing general health indicators, country profiles on specific diseases, and selected health-related documents.
Surveys and Assessments
Ghana Demographic and Health Survey 2008
Ghana Statistical Service, Ministry of Health, ORC Macro, ongoing.
Concurrent Sexual Partnerships and HIV Infection: Evidence from National Population-Based Surveys
Mishra V and Bignami-Van Assche S. Demographic and Health Surveys, UNAIDS, March 2009. [PDF, 576K]
National AIDS Spending Assessment 2007: Level and Flow of Resources and Expenditures to Confront HIV and AIDS
Felix Asante, Ama Fenny, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), Ghana AIDS Commission, UNAIDS, December 2008. [PDF, 396K]
An In-Depth Analysis of HIV Prevalence in Ghana: Further Analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys Data
Priscilla A. Akwara, Gabriel B. Fosu, Pav Govindasamy Silvia, Alayón Ani Hyslop. USAID, April 2005. [PDF, 678K]
Ghana Demographic and Health Survey 2003
Ghana Statistical Service, Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana, ORC Macro, September 2004. [PDF, 4.3MB] See also the HIV fact sheet.
Policy Reports and Papers
Garage Programme in Ghana Sets Good Practice
HIV/AIDS Focal Point in Ghana, International Labour Office, April 2009. [PDF, 224K]
The Female Condom in Ghana: Exploring the Current State of Affairs and Gauging Potential for Enhanced Promotion
Reshma Naik, Martha Brady, Population Council, September 2008. [PDF, 773K]
Views of Adults on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: Qualitative Evidence from Ghana
Kofi Awusabo-Asare, Akinrinola Bankole, Akwasi Kumi-Kyereme. Guttmacher Institute, June 2008. [PDF, 668K] See also brief facts on adolescents in Ghana.
West Africa HIV/AIDS Epidemiology and Response Synthesis: Implications for Prevention
Global HIV/AIDS Program, World Bank, 2008. [PDF, 2.52MB]
Protecting the Next Generation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Learning from Adolescents to Prevent HIV and Unintended Pregnancy
Ann E. Biddlecom, Laura Hessburg, Susheela Singh, et al. Guttmacher Institute, 2007. [PDF, 3.84MB]
Ghana Start Program Process Evaluation Report 2006
Ghana Health Service, Family Health International, June 2006. [PDF, 2.9MB]
National HIV/AIDS Strategic Framework II (2006-2010)
Ghana AIDS Commission, September 2005. [Word, 738K]
Delivering Antiretroviral Therapy in Resource-Constrained Settings: Lessons from Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda
Robert Ritzenthaler. Family Health International, August 2005.
National Workplace HIV/AIDS Policy
National Tripartite Committee, Ghana AIDS Commission, December 2004. [PDF, 512K]
Journal Articles
Adapting a multifaceted U.S. HIV prevention education program for girls in Ghana.
Fiscian VS, Obeng EK, Goldstein K, et al. AIDS Educ Prev. 2009 Feb;21(1):67-79.
HIV/AIDS-related stigma in Kumasi, Ghana.
Ulasi CI, Preko PO, Baidoo JA, et al. Health Place. 2009 Mar;15(1):255-62.
Acceptance of Voluntary Counselling, Testing and Treatment for HIV Among Pregnant Women in Kumasi, Ghana.
Holmes C, Preko P, Bolds R, et al. Ghana Med J. 2008 Mar;42(1):8-15.
National Organizations
Ghana AIDS Commission
Aims to inform and educate the people of Ghana on the risks of HIV/AIDS.
Ministry of Health
Ghana AIDS Treatment Access Group
Coalition of people living with HIV and NGOs that advocates treatment access in Ghana.
International Organizations
Engender Health
Provides technical assistance, training, and information on reproductive health in areas lacking resources. Site features country fact sheet and related news releases.
Family Health International in Ghana
Public health and development organization working to improve the lives of people living in developing countries.
HIV/AIDS Web Sites
Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS) Nigeria
An award-winning media-based HIV/AIDS advocacy NGO for countries in West Africa. Site features AIDS bulletin, epidemiological analysis, numerous related reports, and an online discussion forum.