At the 2016 High Level Meeting on ending AIDS in New York, Ghana like other member countries agreed to provide an annual report on progress achieved in realizing the 10 commitments in the 2016 Political Declaration to end AIDS. The annual progress report which is called the Global AIDS Monitoring (GAM) Report aims at monitoring and reporting on the new targets set to effectively respond to the AIDS epidemic
The scope for the 2020 GAM Report requires countries to assess their achievements against the targets set for 2019. This is to be done by reporting on various indicators, the interim National Commitments and Policy Instrument (NCPI) and the AIDS Medicines and Diagnostics Survey with country narrative report.
Ghana as an active member and in complying with the 2016 Political Declaration initiated the process to submit its 2020 annual progress report or GAM report. This was characterized by a series of activities including the engagement of key participants in the national response, the completion of the National Commitments and Policy Instruments with government, private sector, civil society and development partners on 5th March, 2020 and the completion of the online reporting tool.
To ensure the data and findings represent the progress made on HIV, the Ghana AIDS Commission organized a virtual stakeholders meeting on 12th June 2020 to validate the details in the 2020 GAM narrative report for onward submission to UNAIDS. The results presented at the validation meeting gave a clear indication of the status of the HIV response. The results indicate that Ghana needs a lot more innovation in funding, collaboration and research and monitoring to end AIDS by 2030.
GAC is grateful to all partners and stakeholders for their participation in the entire 2020 GAM process and look forward to continuous collaboration in future endeavours.
The Ghana AIDS Commission is a supra-ministerial and multi-sectoral body established under the Chairmanship of H. E. the President of the Republic of Ghana by Act 2016, Act 938 of Parliament. The objective of the Commission is to formulate policy on the HIV and AIDS epidemic and...find out more