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.

The Society for Women and AIDS in Africa had funding from Hope for African Children Initiative, HACI Ghana to commemorate this year’s World AIDS Orphans Day which fell on 7th of May, 2006.

The theme for the celebration was: Government and community support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Keeping the Promise.

The ceremony was held at the Coconut Groove Regency hotel in Accra. It brought together women groups, Churches, Children’s organizations, Positive groups, personnels from the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Department of Women, National Commission on Children etc.

The children were also drawn from two Positive groups and two orphanage homes namely, Women United Against AIDS in Ghana (WUAAG), Drama Network in Akosombo, Trinity Orphanage which is in Tutu Akuapem and Oscim Orphanage Missions in Elimina.

The Children took the invited guests through choreographies, poetry recitals and songs. Various prizes such as books, bags, etc were awarded to all the children who took part in the competition as well as the groups that came first and second from the competition.

The day was also used to relaunch the Yellow Ribbon, which had been on the low side since it was launched in 2005 by the first Lady Mrs. Theresa Kufuor. Mrs. Yaa Peprah Amekudzi, the Country Director of HACI Ghana relaunched the Yellow Ribbon.

 

 

 

SWAA has carried out various advocacy campaigns on the plight of children orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, and the need to consider their welfare during policy formulation and implementation.

SWAA has sensitized over 550 Assembly Members in four regions in Ghana, as well as decentralised agencies and community opinion leaders.

There have also been advocacy meetings with parliamentary caucuses (Education, Gender and Children Caucuses). SWAA organized a one day training for 30 media personnel to sharpen their reporting skills on HIV/AIDS issues. Radio, TV sensitization workshops for District Assemblies were done.

SWAA was also privileged to have an advocacy meeting with the First Lady of Ghana.

We were also privileged to have an advocacy meeting with the First Lady of Ghana. Radio, TV sensitization workshops for District Assemblies were done.

 

 

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