JSI’s involvement in Ghana began in the 1980s. Currently, the USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project supports the Government of Ghana in achieving HIV epidemic control in the Western Region, which has the country’s highest burden of HIV. Working closely with Ghana’s Ministry of Health, the project implements innovative strategies to identify, link, and support clients to antiretroviral therapy.
Since 2020, JSI has supported the Ministry of Health in the deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine. JSI works with civil society organizations and other stakeholders to increase vaccine acceptance and uptake amongst health workers. In collaboration with GHS/EPI, JSI is also working to identify and address gender-related barriers to COVID-19 uptake in resource-constrained urban communities.
Supporting health initiatives in Ghana since 1986, JSI has implemented some of its most comprehensive initiatives there, including the DELIVER Project and AIDSTAR-One, and has helped strengthen Ghana’s maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) sectors. The USAID Ghana Focus Region Health Project worked to increase access to and use of high-quality MNCH services and family planning, as well as engaging in intensive priority HIV and malaria work.