PEPFAR Ghana Honors Dr. Henry Nagai

May 18th, 2018 | News


On the anniversary of PEPFAR global and 10th anniversary in Ghana, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson presented JSI’s Dr. Henry Nagai with an honorary award commemorating his dedication to the HIV response in Ghana

Dr. Nagai currently leads the USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project (the Care Continuum) as chief of party. The project builds the capacity of the Government of Ghana and local civil society organizations to offer high-quality, comprehensive HIV services to key populations (KP) including female sex workers (FSW), men who have sex with men (MSM) and people living with HIV. The overarching goal of the Care Continuum is to improve KP access to services and reducing stigma and discrimination in health settings.

“I’m proud to lead an intervention that uses innovative and differentiated approaches to reach MSM and FSW with direct services that contribute to the reduction in new HIV infections, Dr. Nagai said. “Through a community rapid response system, the project continues to empower stakeholders and KP communities to advocate against homophobia, stigma, and discrimination.”

In addition to his work on the Care Continuum, Dr. Nagai is a public health physician, a member of the technical working group and National HIV/AIDS Estimates team for Ghana, and a clinical consultant to a cluster of hospitals in Accra for the management of patients who have failed first- or second-line antiretroviral therapy.

JSI is dedicated to designing and implementing programs that give health systems the capacity to treat underserved populations, including persons who are affected by punitive laws, regulations, and policies; are severely stigmatized and marginalized; and who are disproportionately affected by HIV. These KPs are critical to reaching the ambitious 90-90-90 targets of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS.

The Care Continuum is implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. in partnership with Population Council with funds from USAID.

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