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JSI at the INTEREST Conference in Ghana

May 13, 2019

Six JSI staff members from the USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project will present research findings at the 13th International Conference on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis, and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings (INTEREST) from May 14-17, 2019.

The conference, held in Accra, Ghana, convenes physicians, scientists, and public health implementing partners from across Africa to discuss cutting-edge innovations related to HIV prevention and treatment. For the 2019 conference, the Care Continuum project will share seven posters and one presentation on topics ranging from  HIV self-testing and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to civil society capacity building and differentiated service delivery strategies for key populations (men who have sex with men and female sex workers).

The Care Continuum project is designed to improve the capacity of the Government of Ghana, and its partners, to provide quality, comprehensive HIV services for key populations, including drug users, men who have sex with men, female sex workers, and their partners, and people living with HIV. The project currently partners with 10 civil society organizations located in the Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Greater Accra, and Western regions.

A full list of presentation topics and presenters is below:

  • How long does it take to put KPs on treatment in the wake of the ‘Test and Treat’ policy in Ghana? - Yussif Ahmed Abdul Rahman
  • Breaking cultural barriers to reach hard to reach MSM in Ghana. A case-study of Traditional healers and their patients - Robert Acquah
  • Framing a sustainable approach to strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations in Ghana: Evidence from an embedded advisor Case-Study - Edward Adiibokah
  • Exploring the nexus between sex work and drug use among young females in urban information settlements of Accra, Ghana
  • Modeling healthcare service providers knowledge and attitude toward prescribing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to key populations in Ghana - Dr. Henry Tagoe
  • Potential distribution outlets of HIV oral self-test kits for access by Key Populations in Ghana: A qualitative exploratory study - Dr. Henry Tagoe
  • Examining the effectiveness of differentiated service delivery models for HIV testing among female sex workers in Ghana - David Tetteh Nartey

To learn more about the Care Continuum Project, visit www.jsi.com/ghanacarecontinuum