'Ghana must have a coherent HIV/Aids strategy'

HIV and Aids initiatives in Ghana have taken a back seat as decentralisation of health policy approaches.

Speaking at an Action Aid Ghana (AAG) meeting, Gilbert Nuuri-Teg, the upper-east regional focal person on HIV/Aids, was reported by the Ghana News Agency as saying that while awareness of the diseases had been raised, many people were not changing their behaviour.

He noted that when multi-sector funding to tackle the problem is decentralised, the government needs to step in and take up the baton.

Michael Lumor, programme manager at the AAG, said that work on HIV and Aids in Ghana had been relegated to the background and regional initiatives are poorly coordinated and inconsistent.

He said effective dialogue was the only way of creating a coherent system to deal with the pandemic.

According to recent research by AAG, the vulnerability of women in the country is a major problem in the ongoing fight against HIV and Aids.

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