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Unit Cost of Providing HIV Services to Key Populations in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire
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Author(s): Health Policy Project

Primary Language: English

Date: 4/2/2015


The response to HIV and AIDS is an integral component of efforts to improve social and economic conditions in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. Available data suggest that HIV prevalence rates among key populations, particularly female sex workers (FSWs) and men who have sex with men (MSM), are several times higher than the national averages for both countries. These groups also face additional barriers to social acceptance and access to services, compared with the general population. Accordingly, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire each completed a Strategic Framework to guide interventions and service delivery specifically for key populations. The frameworks propose a package of services that includes HIV prevention; HIV treatment, care, and support; and psychosocial support and legal services. This brief describes the costing analysis conducted by HPP and in-country stakeholders to provide country-specific costing data on key populations to provide an evidence base for policy-making processes.

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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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