Scaling up HIV Care Cascade through Community Engagement
The project titled “Scaling up Quality HIV Care Cascade through Community Engagement and Addressing Human Rights Barriers – (TGF-NFM II)” saw a successful implementation of activities for the New Funding Model III to take off and continue to target Key Populations and High Risk Men in the Four (4) Regions; Bono, Eastern, Central and Volta Regions of Ghana in thirteen (13) districts namely; (Sunyani Municipal, Sunyani West, New Juaben Municipal, Agona West, Awutu Senya East, Cape Coast, KEEA, Assin-North, Ketu South, Ho, Birim Central, Kwahu West and Suhum). Pro-Link has a total number of 144 Volunteers made up of 87 Peer Educators, 18 Case Managers, 19 Paralegals, 10 DIC attendants and 10 DIC Nurses drawn from these 13 districts of which all have been trained by the principal recipient, WAPCAS.
The overall goal of this project is to achieve HIV epidemic control, the fast-track treatment targets of 90-90-90 and to reduce new HIV infections by 42% by 2023.
The overall objectives of the project include:
- To increase antiretroviral treatment (ART) initiation among HIV-positive key populations in the LGBTQI+ community as well as and female sex workers to 95% in 2023
- To increase comprehensive HIV & AIDS knowledge among KP to 70% in 2023
Other related objectives
- To increase the estimated PLHIV who know their status from 58% in 2019 to 90% by 2023.
- To increase the percentage of people newly diagnosed with HIV initiated on ART from 81% in 2019 to 95% in 2023
To increase the percentage of clients on ART who are suppressed from 68% in 2019 to 90% by 2023