IAS Educational Fund Meeting ‐ Ghana
The IAS Educational Fund meeting ‐ Science and Community in the Response to HIV in Western Africa ‐ was held in Ghana on 12-13 May 2019. The event was organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS) in collaboration with the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) and fully endorsed by the National AIDS Control Programme, the Ghana AIDS Commission as well as the Ghana Health Service.
During this two‐day meeting, more than 60 professionals in the HIV response in the Western Africa region, including clinicians, researchers, policy makers, representatives of community organizations and key populations, gathered to discuss the latest science as well as innovative ways forward for treatment and prevention.
Key topics discussed included key messages from the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam, HIV prevention for adolescent girls, young women and their partners, implementation of differentiated service delivery models (DSD), point of care technologies in prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programming, as well as integration of HIV management and co-infections ‐ TB and hepatitis. Regional actions that could be taken to reduce HIV stigma and discrimination were also discussed during the event.
Material from the meeting is available below.