Partnering to Address HIV/AIDS in Ghana
Additional partners: The Miriam Hospital, Tufts University, Yale University.
To address challenges in providing care for people with HIV in Ghana, the partners are addressing the need for more health care workers and improved training and resources for those in the caring professions. Poor working conditions, low pay, lack of career development, and a shortage of medicine, information, and essential tools fuel the “brain drain” of professionals to other countries.
This partnership will address the care gap by enhancing the capacity of the University of Ghana in its educational programs, research, and community engagement that will result in improved response to HIV/AIDS challenges in Ghana. The project will include distance learning, short-term training courses, and university outreach as well as training for 130 University of Ghana students, faculty, and staff in Tufts University’s Sciences Knowledgebase (TUSK).
The partners will build a sustained academic partnership to bolster the quality of healthcare education and research and build faculty capacity at the University of Ghana. Activities will include short-term training, mentoring, exchanges, and research grants.
At a Glance
Brown University; University of Ghana
Jul 2011–Jul 2013