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GHANA: Universities to train teachers and youth leaders in AIDS awareness
31 January 2005 (PlusNews ), Thousands of trainee teachers and youth leaders in Ghana are to receive HIV/AIDS awareness and sensitisation training as part of a Canadian-backed initiative to tackle stigma surrounding the disease, the director of the project said.
GHANA: Government makes ARV drugs more widely available
13 January 2005 (PlusNews ), The Ghanaian government has announced plans to spend US $6 million on making antiretroviral (ARV) treatment more widely available to people living with AIDS over the next two years.
GHANA: AIDS efforts hailed as Canada pledges support
2 December 2004 (PlusNews ), Canada has lauded Ghana's anti-AIDS efforts by pledging future support for tackling the pandemic.
GHANA: Government worried by effect of AIDS on women
21 September 2004 (PlusNews ), Ghana's Deputy Minister for Women and Children's Affairs, Kofi Poku-Adusei, has expressed concern over the rate at which HIV/AIDS was creating orphans.
GHANA: USAID helps people with HIV/AIDS in northern Ghana
13 September 2004 (PlusNews ), The United States has launched a US $25 million aid programme in nothern Ghana that includes help for people living with HIV/AIDS, orphans and vulnerable children.
GHANA: Global Fund urges wider use of impregnated mosquito nets
5 August 2004 (PlusNews ), Ghana lags behind most of Africa when it comes to using insecticide-treated malaria nets and the government needs to go on an offensive to promote them, the head of the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said on Thursday.
GHANA: 29,000 targetted for anti-retroviral therapy
6 May 2004 (PlusNews ), The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it wants to place 29,000 Ghanaians living with AIDS on anti-retroviral therapy by 2005 under its global "three by five" initiative.
GHANA: HIV/AIDS gets top billing at youth conference
19 March 2004 (PlusNews ), HIV/AIDS has been given top billing at a week-long African student exchange conference and leadership development seminar, currently underway in Ghana's capital, Accra.
GHANA: Prominent poets to tackle HIV/AIDS
12 March 2004 (PlusNews ), A delegation of prominent African-American poets will follow Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyaaka to Ghana in the third week of March to motivate a literary and artistic response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa.
GHANA: HIV infection rates rising in cities, survey shows
11 February 2004 (PlusNews ), Ghanaian health experts began reviewing measures to control HIV/AIDS at a first ever National Research Conference on Wednesday following a new survey which showed that HIV prevalance rates were rising in the country's main cities.
GHANA: ECOWAS AIDS plan targets armed forces
10 February 2004 (PlusNews ), Governments from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are currently meeting in Ghana to draw up a detailed two-year plan to tackle HIV/AIDS in their armed forces.
GHANA: ECOWAS governments tackle HIV/AIDS in their armed forces
9 February 2004 (PlusNews ), Top military commanders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met in Ghana on Monday to draw up a detailed two-year action plan to tackle HIV/AIDS within their armed forces.
GHANA: UNDP urges better HIV/AIDS commitment
30 January 2004 (PlusNews ), The UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Ghana has called for strengthened efforts from all stakeholders in tackling HIV/AIDS.
GHANA: Free anti-AIDS treatment kicks off
27 January 2004 (PlusNews ), People living with HIV/AIDS in Ghana are receiving treatment from a free antiretoviral programme launched early in January.
GHANA: Minister concerned about AIDS impact on children
23 January 2004 (PlusNews ), Ghana's Minister of Women and Children's Affairs, Gladys Asmah, has called for activities that ease the impact of HIV/AIDS on children to be stepped up.
GHANA: HIV/AIDS workplace project launched
9 January 2004 (PlusNews ), A multimillion dollar project to help tackle HIV/AIDS in the workplace was recently launched in Ghana by the US Secretary of Labour, Elaine Chao.
GHANA: NGO cautions HIV-positive people against fasting
24 November 2003 (PlusNews ), An AIDS NGO in Ghana has expressed concern over the growing number of people living with HIV/AIDS who are engaging in religious fasting practices.
GHANA: Disabled people lack AIDS information
15 September 2003 (PlusNews ), People living with physical disabilities in Ghana have no access to existing HIV/AIDS educational material, the local Ghanaian Chronicle reported on Friday.
GHANA: Support for victims of gender violence and AIDS urged
29 August 2003 (PlusNews ), Women affected by gender violence are at greater risk of contracting HIV/AIDS, a Ghanaian human rights foundation has said.
GHANA: HIV/AIDS school exams for pupils
15 August 2003 (PlusNews ), A Ghanaian member of parliament (MP) has advocated for the inclusion of HIV/AIDS education as a compulsory subject in the country's secondary schools.

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