Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011

Details for Mechanism ID: 11053
Country/Region: Ghana
Year: 2010
Main Partner: Not Available
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $0

USG Ghana, through buy-in to the USAID/Washington Economic Growth, Agricultural and Trade Sustainable Tree Crops Program (STCP), will partner with licensed, Ghanaian cocoa buying companies to support HIV prevention efforts in cocoa producing centers. Cacao is a cash-crop and farmers often get a year's income all at once in their hands. Some then engage in high-risk activities like alcohol use and commercial sex, when farmers with cash transform sleepy towns into around-the-clock parties. Through a partnership with JHU, activities will include: interpersonal HIV communication through peer educators and condom activations and entertainment-education events in 'hot spots' (e.g. bars). USAID will coordinate efforts with the distribution of branded condoms through EXP Momentum, a Ghanaian social marketing firm. Cocoa buying companies will contribute Redacted of in-kind contributions of staff time. USG Ghana will continue to coordinate closely with OGAC's PPP team on this activity. Project activities will be implemented in USAID/Ghana health focus regions and efforts will be made to ensure synergistic relationships with on-going safe motherhood, family planning and MCH interventions.

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $0

Funding will be used to strengthen Licensed Cocoa Buying Agents and other community volunteers to integrate HIV information and education in their field extension activities with cocoa farmers. Trained peer educators and community volunteers will undertake information, education and communication activities in 'HIV hot spots' (e.g., bars) and further promote condom awareness and usage. JHU will work closely with EXP Momentum to undertake condom activations and BCC activities in the selected hot spots where high-risk activities take place to ensure the availability of behavior change communication materials are readily available to support HIV education and uptake of services through referral.

Subpartners Total: $0
Exp Momentum: NA
Johns Hopkins University: NA
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $0
Gender: Gender Based Violence (GBV) $0
Human Resources for Health $0
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Addressing male norms and behaviors
Child Survival Activities
Mobile Populations
Safe Motherhood
Workplace Programs
Family Planning