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USA Increases Access to Health Services to Volta Region Island Communities through Boat Handover

The boat will provide life-saving services to historically hard-to-reach island communities

On December 18 2018, the United States of America through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Ghana Mission Director, Sharon Cromer, joined the Honorable Deputy Minister of Health, Kingsley Aboagye-Gyedu, for the handover of a 25-seater boat to the Ghana Health Service (GHS). Funded by the United States Government,…

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U.S. Embassy Hosts Interactive Workshop in Honor of the 16-Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is a global campaign spanning from 25 November through 10 December, 2018

In commemoration of the 16-Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Campaign, the U.S. Embassy in Ghana partnered with Mobile Web Ghana to host an interactive workshop under the theme, “Understanding the Rights of Women and Girls.” The event convened more than 50 stakeholders from civil society organizations, law enforcement, and…

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United States of America Joins Partners to Celebrate 15 Years of U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and World AIDS Day 2018

In partnership with the Africa Center for Development Reporting, the U.S. Embassy also funded and hosted a workshop for health journalists on HIV and AIDS reporting in the Volta Region

The United States of America, through the U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) celebrates fifteen (15) years of the U.S.-led global initiative under the theme “Saving Lives through American Generosity and Partnerships.”  In the lead up to World AIDS Day 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Ghana joined Government…

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16 Days Activism Against Gender Based Violence

This U.S. Mission’s around the world are highlighting Against Gender Based (GBV) in the world of work and ways in which GBV limits women’s economic empowerment

The U.S. Embassy is organizing a series of programs to highlight Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the world of work and ways in which GBV limits women’s economic empowerment. The media is invited to attend and cover one of such events at Mobile Web Ghana, where a seminar on the…

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Number of Ghanaians Studying in the United States Increases

The number of Sub-Saharan African students hit a record high at 39,479, marking a 4.6% increase over the prior year

The 2018 Open Doors report on international education has revealed that the United States hosted 1.09 million international students during the 2017/2018 academic year.  This marks a 1.5% increase over the prior year.  The number of Sub-Saharan African students hit a record high at 39,479, marking a 4.6% increase over…

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U.S. and Ghanaian Officials Mark Progress in Addressing Child Trafficking and Pledge Commitment to Increasing Efforts

Representatives from both governments devoted the morning discussing activities aimed at achieving the five-year Partnership’s objectives

Senior officials from the Governments of Ghana and the United States met on October 31 to review progress toward meeting the objectives of the U.S.-Ghana Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership.  The CPC Partnership began in 2015 and the first high-level consultation in 2017.  The meeting on October 31, 2018 marks…

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USA Joins Partners and Representatives from 12 Countries for Nutrition and Sick Child Conference in Accra

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supports nutrition, newborn, and child health in Ghana, including training health workers; post-training mentoring; and supportive supervision

In 2017, a staggering 5.4 million children under five years died around the world-- many from preventable causes. Though strides have been made in Ghana, 25 newborns Ghanaian babies die for every 1,000 live births. From October 30- November 1, 2018, 115 newborn and child health experts gathered in Accra…

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United States of America Promotes Ghanaian Trade and Diversified Economic Growth

Announcing ‘Trade Africa’ successes that are helping introduce more Ghanaian products and businesses to the global market

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provided an opportunity for stakeholders to learn about the new tools, manuals and on-line portals that are boosting the exports of Ghanaian products, generating more income for citizens, and helping Ghana diversify its export base to high-value markets.…

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USA and Ghana Partnership Advances Early Grade Reading

After six months of program implementation in Yendi, early grade reading assessment results recorded a significant increase in student reading scores among the 20 Yendi municipality pilot schools

One of the key partnerships between the United States of America and the Republic of Ghana is focused on promoting a quality education for Ghanaian children. The collaboration between Ghana’s Ministry of Education and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has advanced early grade reading for school children through the…

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Rev. Akua Ofori-Boateng selected for United States Trade Representative’s Trade Advisory Committee on Africa

Her deep cross-cultural experience will provide a unique perspective to the Committee as it seeks to increase trade and investment and strengthen the commercial relationship between Africa and the United States

Reverend Akua Ofori-Boateng has been selected to serve on the U.S. Trade Representative’s Trade Advisory Committee on Africa. Comprising American and African industry leaders, the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa advises the Office of African Affairs within the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) as it encourages economic development…