Ghana Launches Web-Based System For Reporting HIV-Related Discrimination

“On December 2 at World AIDS Day observations in Ghana, His Excellency Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur presided over the launch of a new web-based system for reporting HIV-related discrimination” that “will support people living with HIV and other key populations in upholding their rights and fighting discrimination,” Ron MacInnis, deputy director for HIV at the Health Policy Project/Futures Group; Taylor Williamson, health governance specialist with the Health Policy Project/RTI International; and Britt Herstad, regional HIV adviser with USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS, write in USAID’s “IMPACTblog.” They describe the system and write that its creation “reflects a growing appreciation that discrimination faced by people living with HIV and key populations — including men who have sex with men, sex workers, and people who inject drugs — undermines human rights and quality of life” (12/6).