OHTN-HIV Chair Project

The goal of our project is to improve HIV and health services for CAD women of reproductive age through the use of community-informed and evidence-based capacity-building interventions that address the various and intersecting factors that block access and utilization of HIV prevention, testing and treatment.

We intend to achieve this goal by meaningfully including CAD communities and HIV health professionals in research and decision-making, gathering information on the contextual vulnerabilities and difficulties faced by CAD women in the health system, as well as the health system’s thoughts on the needed capacity for HIV providers and the gaps in the provision of prevention, testing, and treatment services.

This project will identify, develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based culturally appropriate intervention(s) for community and health service providers to improve the delivery of HIV prevention, testing and treatment services to CAD women.

Finally, this project will share new knowledge and support its translation into policy and practice models to meet the needs of CAD women by disseminating the newly acquired knowledge and findings to various stakeholders, including policymakers and practitioners.

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Project Team

Bishwajit Ghose, Akalewold Gebremeskel, Precious Agboinghale, Amoy Jacques, Asli Mahdi , Mildred Ababio, Michelle Awuku-Asabre, Faith Diorgu

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Project Details

Principal investigator(s)

Dr. Josephine Etowa

Project Year(s)

2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

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