Aids : Hiv / Aids

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Oliver Au Yong Global Health 101 Section AJ – Xiaochen Dai 3/8/15 Global Fund Assignment # 7 Country: Ghana Disease: HIV/AIDS Section 1: Introduction Originally Ghana was a country that had strong Republican views upon obtaining independence in 1950’s but it was followed by years of instability due to tension between ethnic groups that only grew due to military power and the government’s inability to prevent a declining economy (Chazan). These events of the early history of the country lead to coups where the country eventually reformed its political views into a more democratic one towards the 1990’s, which is the beginning of the country’s higher level of commitment towards health care with ideals that follow the UN’s convention…show more content…
Most of the hospitals are located in large urban areas in the country so it’s densely packed in the Central and Greater Accra regions (Oliver’s Google Map, 2015). This means that there are very little hospitals in rural areas which is where we need them most, because that’s the area where people have little access to them due to transportation issues and how far away it is from them. Money from the Global Fund spent in transportation will be used to help build new roads and public transportation services in more rural areas to increase the accessibility to health services. These actions can be helped reached by coordinating and working together with the CHPS (Community-based health planning services) who’s already working on transportation barriers in the country (Nyonator). They can help disperse and allocate funds to areas in most need of them ranked by prevalence of HIV in the region and number of hospitals. The education barrier trend follows a similar pattern as the lack of accessibility to health in rural areas (Oliver’s Google Map, 2015). Schools are mostly located in urban areas in the same regions where most hospitals are located (Central and Greater Accra). Money spent on this issue of lack of primary schools and colleges in rural areas will help build more schools and colleges where people especially women can be educated. Money will also be spent on implementing HIV education in
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