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Mission Director Janean Davies speaking at a podium
May 5, 2022

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) West Africa Trade and Investment Hub convened representatives from large apparel companies to hear about opportunities to strengthen economic growth in Ghana and empower women and women-owned businesses.  Three USAID co-investment partners working in the apparel industry shared their experiences working with the Hub. “Today’s event highlights the major shift underway in the structure of the global apparel industry. Buyers are actively diversifying their supply chains and seeking more competitive price points,” said Janean Davis, Acting Mission Director for USAID/Ghana. “This presents a tremendous opportunity for economic growth in Ghana, and for Ghanaian women who have proven to be integral to the success of apparel companies DTRT, Global Mamas and Ethical Apparel. USAID is proud to support them.”

Signing of MOUs
April 14, 2022

The United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new, five-year $29 million partnership with the Ghana Health Service to support the widespread adoption of life-saving health behaviors across Ghana. “USAID’s new flagship social and behavior change activity, is a culmination of decades of partnership and engagement with the Ghana Health Service.  This five-year award will support the GHS’s Health Promotion Division, Regional Directorates in northern Ghana, civil society, and the private sector to increase and sustain the adoption of healthy behaviors and practices that improve health outcomes,” noted Dr. Balsara at the event.

Mission Director Janean Davies giving her remarks
April 4, 2022

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Ghana Acting Mission Director Janean Davis announced $24.7 million in new funding to Ghana to support vaccination efforts nationwide as part of the Initiative for Global Vaccine Access (Global VAX).  The funding, provided through USAID will accelerate the delivery of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations in every part of Ghana.  Director General of the Ghana Health Service Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye and other Ghana Health Service officials joined USAID Ghana Acting Mission Director Janean Davis at the Greater Accra Regional (Ridge) Hospital to make the announcement.  The group toured the hospital’s maternity ward, emphasizing the need for expecting mothers to get vaccinated as well.

An apparel factory worker at work
March 15, 2022

U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan announced new co-investments by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) totaling $4.2 million with five companies operating in Ghana.  These projects, leveraged with private sector funds, will help these companies scale up operations, develop export opportunities, and create jobs.  Ambassador Sullivan made the announcement during the U.S. Embassy’s Providing Opportunity for Women’s Economic Rise (POWER) program for women entrepreneurs from Ghana and the North American diaspora. 

Table with braille material
February 17, 2022

The United States is donating Braille teaching and learning materials for 1,400 visually impaired Ghanaian students.  The materials were developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Education’s Special Education Division.  U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Education Office Director Rasheena Reid joined the Honorable Deputy Minister of Education Reverend John N. Fordjour yesterday at the Akropong School for the Blind to officially present 1,400 Braille Teaching and Learning Materials to all nine Special Education Schools that support visually impaired Ghanaian learners.


Last updated: May 17, 2022

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