Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2011 2012 2013 2014

Details for Mechanism ID: 13372
Country/Region: Ghana
Year: 2013
Main Partner: University of California at San Francisco
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: University
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $0

To provide support, training and technical assistance to the Ghana AIDS Commission and national AIDS Control program (Government of Ghana) for long term capacity building in Strategic Information towards improvement of surveillance and monitoring and evaluation throughout Ghana.

Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $0

1. University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) has been collaborating with the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) and the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) at Ghana Health Service (GHS) in the assessment of high-priority most at-risk populations in Ghana, namely female sex workers (FSW) and men who have sex with men (MSM). UCSF worked with GAC, NACP and other stakeholders to identify existing data and will collaborate in enhancing surveillance, program and special studies to help identify surveillance gaps to be addressed with in-country partners.

2. UCSF will continue to provide technical assistance and mentoring to support the development and fielding of MARPs surveillance and size estimation activities. Working with GAC and RIPS, CDC through its partner UCSF has been implementing the first ever nationwide large scale survey on MSM. Formative research was completed in December 2010. Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) study has been completed in five site, and will be completed in another site by November of 2011, following which data will be analyzed and a report written on the findings around middle of 2012.

3. UCSF will continue to provide on-going technical assistance and capacity development to GAC, NACP, GHS and other Ghanian stakeholders in the planning, protocol development, implementation, analysis and dissemination of bio-behavioral surveys among hard-to-reach populations as determined by Ghana stakeholders. This includes leading the bio-behavioral part of the study on Kayayei that will be undertaken in 2011 - 2012.

4. Support additional SI activities as specifically determined and prioritized by in-country stakeholders including a data synthesis/triangulation exercise including the development of a relational database of current surveillance, M&E and research activities in Ghana.

Subpartners Total: $0
Ghana AIDS Commission: NA
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research: NA
University of Ghana: NA