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Prevention & Family Planning
Keeping Mothers Alive
Eliminating New HIV Infections Among Children
Pediatric Overview
Pediatrics HIV Care, Treatment & Support

** We are in the process of updating all data for the priority countries. Therefore the data displayed may not be up to date at this time. **

  • Key Data Points for: Ghana

    • 53%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 36%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 62%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 30%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 11%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Prevention and Family Planning

    • Percent of married women with unmet need for family planning
      36%
    • Number of new infections among women ages 15-49
      3,000

    Key Data Points for: Ghana

    • 53%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 36%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 62%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 30%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 11%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Keeping Mothers Alive

    Maternal
    Mortality Rate

    380

    Aids Related
    Deaths

    400

    Pregnant Women
    Attending at Least
    One ANC Visit

    96%

    Pregnant Women
    Attending at Least
    Four ANC Visit

    87%

    Birth Attended by
    Skilled Health
    Personnel

    68%

    Key Data Points for: Ghana

    • 53%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 36%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 62%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 30%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 11%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Eliminating New HIV Infections Among Children

    • Pregnant Women with HIV Delivering
      12,00

    • Pregnant Women Receiving HIV Testing
      63%

    • Pregnant Women Receiving ARVs
      62%

    • Pregnant Women Initiating ART
      30%

    Key Data Points for: Ghana

    • 53%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 36%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 62%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 30%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 11%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Paediatrics

    Immunization Rates

    • Under 5 mortality rate per 100,000:
      72

    • Under 5 deaths due to HIV:
      3%

    • Infant mortality rate per 100,000:
      49

    • Infants <6m exclusively breastfeeding:
      46%

    BCG (BIRTH)

    98Baseline -2012 982013 -2014 -2015

    DPT2 (12 WK)

    91Baseline 922012 902013 -2014 -2015

    Measles

    91Baseline -2012 892013 -2014 -2015

    Key Data Points for: Ghana

    • 53%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 36%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 62%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 30%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 11%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Paediatric HIV Care, Treatment, & Support

    • 2009 Baseline
    • 2012 Progress
    • 2014 Progress
    • 2015 Target
    Infants born to HIV-positive women receiving EID by 2m of age
    • 17%
    • 30%
    Infants born to HIV-positive women receiving CTX by 6 weeks of age
    • 1,702
    MTCT Rate
    • 32%
    • 18%
    • 21%
    Number of new paediatric infections
    • 4,799
    • 2,296
    • 2,407
    ART Coverage among children 0-14 years
    • 4%
    • 10%
    • 11%

    Key Data Points for: Ghana

    • 53%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 36%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 62%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 30%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 11%
      Date shows change since 2009

Ghana

Country Situation

Adult HIV prevalence (ages 15-49) in Ghana, estimated at 1.8% in 2009, has declined over the past decade[1]. There are considerable regional variations, with the highest rates in the Eastern (4.2%) and Ashanti (3.9%) regions[8].

Between 2009 and 2011, Ghana saw a 31% decline in the number of new paediatric HIV infections—from 3,900 to 2,700[3]. HIV prevalence among pregnant women was 1.7% in 2009.

Although PMTCT services have been initiated in all regions, very few ANC facilities (5.6%) offered PMTCT services in 2010[9]. HIV testing among pregnant women increased from 4% in 2005 to 68% in 2010[10], and the majority (75%) received ARVs for PMTCT in 2011[3].

Ghana has adopted WHO Option B regimen for prophylaxis and a costed national PMTCT scale-up plan (2011-2015) is in place[11].

Link to the Ghana_National PMTCT Plan_2010.

Link to the Ghana Ministry of Health.

Country Milestones

  • In Progress

    Countries have conducted an expenditure analysis, harmonized expenditure categories as needed, identified financing gaps in their action plans and have develped and begun to implement a strategy increasing financial assistance from domestic and international sources to support the national EMTCT plan.

    National EMTCT plans are costed.

    National guidelines on PMTCT and infant feeding in line with WHO 2010 recommended guidelines on ARVs for PMTCT.

    National annual EMTCT progress report includes community (civil society) analysis of progress and feedback from civil society is reflected in revisions to national EMTCT operational plans. Community engagement milestone has been revised and will be reported in June 2013.

    Baselines for essential commodity needs for EMTCT have been established.

    Relevant support and management capacity has been increased (IATT focal points in place).

    Policy review has been conducted to dentralize and task shift essential HIV activities to the primary care and community levels.

    Country has reported on estimated number of new HIV infections among children averted and number of mothers kept alive.

    Estimated number of new pediatric infections reduced by 50% from 2009 levels in at least 10 priority countries.

    Relevant targets met in at least 50% of districts in the country.

    Every district reports regular supplies of drugs and commodities without stock outs.

    Completed
    Behind

References

UNICEF Devinfo 
UNAIDS 2013 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, 2013 unpublished estimates.
UNICEF, WHO, UNAIDS Global Update on HIV Treatment Results, Impact and Opportunities 2013
UNAIDS modeling, 2013, based on 2012 country estimates.
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Global Report: UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic 2013, UNAIDS, Geneva 2013.
UNICEF update to a table published in the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Global Report: UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic 2013, UNAIDS, Geneva 2013, p. 9
Trends in Maternal Mortality 1990 to 2010.  WHO 2012.