October 28, 2015

Lomé, TOGO – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with UNAIDS and the Global Fund, is supporting the second West and Central Africa Key Populations (KP) workshop on the theme “Enhancing KP Interventions: Taking Stock and Moving Forward”. This 3-day workshop is organized by the USAID Regional HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project PACTE-VIH and hosted by the Government of Togo (Ministry of Health).

In West and Central Africa, the prevalence of HIV among the general population remains low, with 12 of 24 countries reporting a national HIV prevalence of less than 2 percent.  However, the prevalence among key populations in the region is between 3 and 30 times higher than the general population.  Ending the HIV epidemic in West and Central Africa requires that programs and policies take an innovative and targeted approach that emphasizes access to services for those populations, and that best programmatic practices are shared, replicated and scaled.

November 28, 2014

This is the Workshop Report from the Stakeholders Technical Workshop for Key Populations in West and Central Africa that took place May 27 – 29, 2014, in Accra, Ghana.  The workshop brought together key stakeholders working with key populations in multiple countries in the West and Central Africa region to share and discuss the latest experience in programming and policy making, especially for men who have sex with men and transgender people, female sex workers, and people who use drugs.

November 14, 2014

At a ceremony on November 14 in Tamale, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded scholarships to 11 students from the University for Development Studies (UDS). These scholarships are granted through the USAID West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Program (USAID WA-WASH) to support students pursuing Master’s Degrees in WASH-related fields.

November 13, 2014

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today launched Agir pour la Planification Familiale (AgirPF) in conjunction with the unveiling of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire’s National Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan (CIP). The CIP intends to achieve more than double the current percentage of women in the country using modern contraceptives by 2020.

October 13, 2014

Ce document vise à attirer l’attention des dirigeants et décideurs politiques dans les pays côtiers d’Afrique de l’Ouest et les institutions régionales sur l’importance d’intégrer l’adaptation aux changements climatiques (les réponses au climat réel ou prévu et à ses effets afin de réduire les répercussions négatives ou de tirer profit des opportunités) à la planification du développement côtier.

October 13, 2014

This brief aims to draw the attention of leaders and policy-makers in West African coastal countries and regional institutions to the importance of mainstreaming climate change adaptation (responses to actual or expected climate and its effects to reduce harm or take advantage of opportunities) into coastal development planning. It highlights short- and long-term benefits of mainstreaming and provides recommendations for taking advantage of the National Adaptation Planning (NAP) process to mainstream adaptation effectively.


Newsroom articels for USAID West Africa Regional

Last updated: November 25, 2015

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