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Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:30am

 

Accra, GHANA — From May 8 - 17, 2019, the Ghana Education Service and the American people, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Learning Activity, distributed over 400,000 reading and teaching materials to 7,273 public primary schools in 100 districts in Ghana. Through this activity, USAID partners with the Ministry of Education and its agencies to improve primary school students’ reading and to foster a culture of reading in primary schools.

USAID has supported the production and distribution of over 2.6 million early grade reading materials since 2017. The materials reinforce student and teacher skills and enrich the public primary school classroom reading environment. The materials include teacher guides, in-class workbooks for students, large books to support reading aloud in the classroom, alphabet flash cards, and additional story books in the Ministry of Education’s 11 approved Ghanaian languages of instruction.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 9:30am

On May 22, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Ghana) Health Office Director, Ms. Janean Davis, gave remarks at the launch of the Newborn Care Policy (2019-2023) at Erata Hotel, Accra. She was joined by Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service representatives, as well as representatives from the World Health Organization and UNICEF. The policy will guide the delivery of neonatal and child health services in Ghana, to offer timely and quality health services and prevent neonatal and child mortality. 

Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Morrison in a group photo with representatives from USAID, UNICEF and directors of the ministry.
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 10:00am

On May 13, the United States of America joined the Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection, Honorable Cynthia Morrison, to launch guidelines and regulations to strengthen the Ghanaian social welfare system. The use of these tools will regulate residential homes for children and promote family-based care. With funding from the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of Social Welfare will use the policy documents to advance the Government of Ghana’s Care Reform Initiative. Launched in 2006, the initiative aims to help families care for their children; prevent unnecessary family-child separation; and promote appropriate, protective, and permanent family care. Members of the Department of Social Welfare, Department of Children, the Central Adoption Authority, and civil society partners joined the Honorable Minister and USAID/Ghana Mission Director, Ms. Sharon L. Cromer, to commemorate the occasion.

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 9:45am

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, senior representatives from the governments of the United States and Ghana participated in the 5th Security Governance Initiative (SGI) Steering Committee Meeting at the West Africa Regional Training Center in Accra.  The event was attended by U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan; Ghanaian National Security Coordinator, Joshua Kyeremeh; and retired U.S. Ambassador Michael Arietti, who serves as the U.S. Government’s SGI Ghana Head of Delegation.

Ambassador Sullivan cutting the tape to open the Pathology Lab of the new cancer center at the HopeXchange Medical Center in Kumasi
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 5:00pm

On May 6, U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan visited the HopeXchange Medical Center to launch the new Women’s Cancer Center, including a new Clinical Pathology Laboratory and Surgical Suite, which were largely funded by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 

Ambassador Sullivan interacts with cast, crew and production team of the TV series
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 6:15pm

The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, attended the premiere of Season 5 of the megahit Ghanaian TV series, “You Only Live Once” (YOLO) at the Silverbird Cinemas in West Hills Mall on May 1.  Ambassador Sullivan joined representatives from the Ministry for Water Resources and Sanitation, the Ghana Health Service, and the National Population Council to mark this milestone.

Ms. Janean Davies, USAID/Ghana Health, Population and Nutrition Office Director, giving a speech in Somanya during the celebration of the 2019 World Malaria Day
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 1:30pm

Today is World Malaria Day with the theme “Zero malaria starts with me”. The United States, through the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is joining forces with the National Malaria Control Program and other malaria partners to celebrate the encouraging results achieved in the last 10years.  From 2011 to 2016, malaria prevalence in children under five decreased nationally by 8% and from 2014, malaria deaths nationwide have decreased by 73%. However, as we celebrate this life savings impact, we must step up the efforts to fight the disease to ensure that we reach the noble and ambitious objective of “Zero malaria deaths”.

A primary one (first grade student) from a school implementing USAID's Education Activity in northern Ghana
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 1:30am

One of the key partnerships between the Republic of Ghana and the United States of America is focused on promoting quality education for Ghanaian children. The collaboration between Ghana’s Ministry of Education (MoE) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has advanced early grade reading for school children through a USAID supported reading activity in kindergarten 2 (KG2), and primary 1 (P1) and primary 2 (P2).

Minister of Fisheries Hon. Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye being assisted by Acting Economic Growth Director,  USAID/Ghana and Nii Ampofo Palm to symbolically open the oyster harvesting season.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 1:45pm

On April 15, the United States of America congratulated the Densu Oyster Pickers’ Association (DOPA) and the Development Action Association (DAA) for the successful completion of the second annual oyster harvesting closed season.  Located in the Tsokomey community of the Ga South Municipal Assembly, both are local, community-led, non-governmental organizations committed to protecting Ghana’s oyster stock.

Ambassador Sullivan presents the GWOC award to Stella Saaka
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 12:30pm

U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan honored Ms. Stella Saaka, from the Talensi District in the Upper East Region, with the U.S. Embassy’s 2019 Ghana Woman of Courage Award during a breakfast ceremony hosted at the Ambassador’s residence.  Like the U.S. Secretary of State's annual International Women of Courage Award, this award recognizes a Ghanaian woman whose efforts have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women’s equality, and social progress, often at great personal risk. 

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