13:44, 15.Nov 2017
The Ghana Aids Commission has blamed lack of funds for the low HIV/Aids awareness in parts of the country.
Concerns have been raised as to whether Ghana can achieve its goal of zero HIV infection by 2030 following a 45 per cent increase in new infections among young people between the ages of 15 to 24.
But the Director of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Ghana AIDS Commission, Kyereme Atuahene, says lack of funds has stalled continuous education on HIV prevention.
“We are having challenges with funding; previously, we were able to penetrate almost every community with HIV prevention messages and also in the airwaves but we’re not able to do so now because at that time, we had World Bank funding which we used for 10 consecutive years.
“After the money ran out in 2010/11, we have not had any sustained funding for HIV prevention among the general population.”