Rate of HIV infections increases in Ghana

Rate of HIV infections increases in Ghana

- HIV infection rate is gradually picking up in Ghana

- 2.4% of the population are said to be infected with disease raising fears the country is gradually losing the fight

The rate of HIV infections in Ghana has taken a rise in recent times, with activists warning that the situation could get worse if nothing is done.


According to the Vice President of the Ghana HIV/AIDS Network, Edem Kawuba Heini, a lack of support for NGOs trying to mitigate the situation is the main cause of the rise in HIV infections.

Rate of HIV infections increases in Ghana

2.4% of the population are said to be infected with disease raising fears the country is gradually losing the fight.

Speaking on the Joy TV's current affairs programme, PM Express, Mr. Heni said there was not much activists could do because most of them have already used all their resources available.


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The CSO Advisor for USAID People for Health (P4H) Project, Mukaila Adamu, added that government needs to do more in order to create awareness on HIV.


In his view, that can only be done by making available enough funds to push the cause.


Between 2003 and 2014, the number of Ghanaians infected by HIV decreased drastically from 3.4% to 1.4%.


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However, the figure has risen again to 2.4%, raising fears from activists who believe it could get worse if nothing is done.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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