News & Events
SWAA GHANA ELECTED NEW OFFICERS
SWAA Ghana successfully held elections on 2nd July 2014 to elect a new executive council to lead the organization for the next two years. The handing over ceremony took place on August 12th 2014 at UNAIDS conference room. Ms Nancy Ansah the outgoing President, handed over the mantle of Presidency to Ms Gloria Dei Tutu.
HIV/AIDS PREVENTION AND CONDOM PROMOTION
SWAA Ghana in collaboration with Ghana AIDS Commission reached 2851 youth and 1293 adults on HIV prevention activities and distributed 3,485 condoms under the ‘Protect the Goal’ Campaign in 2014. HIV testing and counselling services were also organized at lorry stations and market centers in Accra
EBOLA/CHOLERA SENSITIZATION
SWAA Ghana in collaboration with Hope for Future Generations and support from the Information Unit of the Ga West District Assembly conducted a Community Sensitization and Education program on Cholera and Ebola in the Ga West district. Community members were educated on how to prevent and manage a person infected with Cholera or Ebola
ICASA 2015
SWAA Ghana was represented at the 18th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) held in Zimbabwe.

SWAA Ghana, with support from the Global Fund, has formed 4 HIV clubs in four tertiary institutions in Ghana namely; University of Development Studies (UDS) Tamale, Ho Polytechnic, Sunyani Polytechnic and Gbewah Training College.

The aim of the SWAA/Global Fund project is to address gaps in the national response such as superficial understanding of HIV in many segments of the population including the youth, move people from general knowledge and awareness of risk to actually adopting safer behaviors, and to speed up the Integration of HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health.

The HIV Clubs in the institutions are to:

  • Promote health and the adoption of safer sexual practices among PLHIV, Students and vulnerable groups
  • Provide club members with enough and correct HIV information to enable them serve as peer educators for their mates and the general school community.
  • Participate in bi monthly outreach HIV Testing and Counseling programmes in the community.

The clubs are working beyond expectation as they organize HIV Testing and Counseling programmes in their schools and jointly execute with SWAA members trained to conduct HIVTC. The club members organize various HIV education and behavior change activities on campus.