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March 14, 2016

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Ghana Mission Director Andrew Karas traveled to the Northern Region of Ghana from March 2 to March 6, 2016. During the trip, he attended the 20th International Trade Fair; spoke at a business seminar held by SADA and the USAID Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project; visited USAID and Peace Corps project sites; and met with USAID partners, Northern Regional Minister Hon. Abdullah Abubakari, and President John Dramani Mahama.

February 25, 2016

This publicly shared document provides information gathered from the Stakeholders Meeting (January 13, 2016) that introduced the RHO Concept Note and discussion around key questions such as achieving scalable impact in Family Planning and HIV, engaging more partners, and learning how treatment coverage can be improved in West Africa. The discussion, inputs, and resulting themes were utilized during the RHO Project Activity Design (PAD) Planning Retreat on January 26 - 27, 2016 and will continue to influence the direction of RHO activities. The RHO is publicly sharing this document and encourages comments and feedback from all interested parties and stakeholders on the West Africa Regional Health Office Concept Paper or this report via accraaidwarhopublic-dl@usaid.gov.

Africa Regional Peer-Learning Workshop on Country Approaches to Risk-Pooling for Attaining Universal Health Coverage
February 17, 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Ghana Ministry of Health, the National Health Insurance Authority, and the World Health Organization, organized a five-day workshop focused on the goal of achieving universal healthcare in Africa. The workshop launched on Monday, February 15, 2016, at the Mövenpick Hotel in Accra, Ghana, and will run through Friday, February 19. It brings together more than 150 representatives from the government, civil society, and the private sector of countries including Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo and Uganda.

December 15, 2015

USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Africa Oren Whyche-Shaw inaugurated Gbegbeyesie “A & B” Cluster of Schools, a USAID-supported three-story, 18-unit cluster of three public primary schools in Dansoman, Accra on December 8, 2015.

October 23, 2015

Andrew Karas was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission Director for Ghana. In this capacity he will oversee USAID’s country-specific programs in agriculture, governance, economic growth, education, and health.


Last updated: March 15, 2016

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