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Key Populations Policy Analysis: Countries Along the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor (Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria) and Burkina Faso
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Author(s): Sandra Duvall, Patrice Sanon, Márcio Maeda, and Uduak Daniel

Primary Language: English

Date: 9/30/2015


Countries in West Africa (WA) have made significant progress in addressing the HIV epidemic. However, HIV prevalence among sex workers (SWs) and men who have sex with men (MSM) remains high, and data are unavailable for transgender (TG) populations. Services that meet the needs of SWs, MSM, and TG are often unavailable outside of major cities. Stigma and discrimination (S&D) against key populations impact service uptake and increase migration, making it harder to reach these populations. Policies—such as laws, national strategies, and operational procedures—impact service availability and uptake. To inform decisionmakers and improve access to HIV-related services for mobile SWs, MSM, and TG populations in West Africa, the USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Project (HPP) conducted an analysis of key policies in countries along the Abidjan-Lagos corridor and Burkina Faso.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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