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April 13, 2015

Dakar, Senegal – In line with the worldwide goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, government officials from ECOWAS member states committed to providing comprehensive health services for key populations in West Africa. They finalized a declaration of their commitment at an April 10, 2015, meeting hosted by the Government of Senegal and organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the West Africa Health Organization.

“Experts recognize that controlling the epidemic in West Africa will require focus on populations that are under-served and at higher risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV, which means key populations as shown by data,” noted USAID/West Africa Mission Director Alex Deprez. “We now know that, in countries (like India) where these key populations have been prioritized, HIV prevalence in both the general and key populations has remained low with significant gains in reducing HIV nationally.”

May 29, 2014

This study used the Modified Social Ecological Model as a framework to examine the social-, individual- and policy-level factors contributing to heightened risk of HIV among Key Populations and limited access to health services related to the continuum of HIV care among Key Populations. This study was part of a larger, multi-country study. Findings specific to Cameroon are presented in this research brief.

An interview with a Female Sex Worker in Dakar
May 29, 2014

Accra, GHANA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Johns Hopkins University, Family Health International and the Futures Group, is hosting a regional workshop on vulnerable populations in West and Central Africa that are disproportionately affected by HIV. Workshop participants will focus on service delivery and policies, with the aim of improving strategies for HIV prevention, treatment and care among these populations.

May 28, 2014

This study used the Modified Social Ecological Model as a framework to examine the social-, individual- and policy-level factors contributing to heightened risk of HIV among Key Populations and limited access to health services related to the continuum of HIV care among Key Populations. This study was part of a larger, multi-country study. Findings specific to Burkina Faso are presented in this research brief.

May 28, 2014

This report analyses available relevant data to describe the HIV epidemics in most at risk populations (MARPs) in the 21-countries in West Africa that are served by the USAID AWARE II project.

May 22, 2014

Elimina, Ghana – More than 40 policymakers, researchers and practitioners participated in a four-day workshop in Ghana on West Africa Mangroves – A Key to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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