JSI Shares Insight on the Continuum of Care at NHARCON

May 7th, 2018 |


The JSI-implemented USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project will present evidence-based innovations for key population (KP) HIV treatment at the 2018 National HIV & AIDS Research Conference in Accra, Ghana May 8-11, 2018.

During the conference, the project will lead a satellite session titled “Understanding the facilitators and barriers toward the attainment of the 90-90-90 target for KPs in Ghana: Where are we as a country?” in collaboration with the Ghana AIDS Commission, Ghana Health Service, and 10 Ghanaian civil society organizations (CSOs) that are oroject grantees.

This session is designed to increase awareness of Ghana’s progress on the 90-90-90 targets, highlighting challenges and prospects along the continuum of care from the perspectives of CSOs as they interact with clients.

In addition to the satellite session, the project and its grantees will present 24 posters and 22 oral presentations highlighting strategies the project and grantee staff members have used to increase key KP access to services and enrollment in to treatment. Topics include institutional stigma and self-stigma reduction, behavior change communication, sexual and gender-based violence, and peer engagement, among others.

The USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project is designed to improve the capacity of the Government of Ghana and its partners to provide high-quality, comprehensive HIV services for KPs, including men who have sex with men, female sex workers and their partners, and people living with HIV. Implemented by JSI Research &Training Institute, Inc. in partnership with the Population Council, the Care Continuum team works with CSOs to strengthen their ability to develop, manage, and execute HIV projects that are targeted to serve KPs.

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