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.

Chief of Party A. Ba, Mission Director A. Deprez, KNUST Vice-Chancellor W. Otoo Ellis, Ambassador G. Cretz
October 10, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service, the University of Rhode Island, Delaware State University, and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,  today launched the Analytical Support Services and Evaluations for Sustainable Systems (ASSESS) Project.  Through independent evaluations, analysis and the sharing of best practices, ASSESS will promote creativity, innovation and learning by USAID and its development partners, with the ultimate goal of increasing the effectiveness of their programs.

ECOWAS President Ouedraogo, Mission Director Alex Deprez, Ambassador James F. Entwistle
September 18, 2014

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) expanded their partnership to promote peace and security, address energy challenges, and support trade activities in the region. With these amended agreements, USAID will provide an additional U.S. $ 23.6 million of support for activities promoting the following ECOWAS priorities: 

June 30, 2014

Cotonou, Benin – Today, a Road Governance Caravan, co-organized by USAID and the Borderless Alliance, made the final stop of its journey along the main north-south commercial corridor in Benin. The aim of the Caravan was to identify transport costs and delays along the route so measures can be taken to reduce them, and ultimately to increase the flow of trade. Cotonou was the fourth of five stops the Caravan made in major towns along the corridor from June 23–30. 

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.


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Last updated: November 25, 2015

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