Current/Ongoing Projects

  • USAID/JSI Strengthening the Care Continuum Project in Ahafo Region

MIHOSO international Foundation is currently partnering with John Snow Institutes (JSI), an international NGO dedicated to improving people’s lives around the world through greater health, education, and socioeconomic equity for individuals and communities, and to providing an environment where people of passion can pursue this cause. MIHOSO is one of the implementing partners of the USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project in Western, Western North and Ahafo Regions of Ghana.

As part of the implementation activities in reducing the HIV and AIDS prevalence in Ghana, MIHOSO International Foundation with funding support from JSI/USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum project is working in two (2) Municipalities of the Ahafo Region, namely Tano North and South.

Goal:
To Scaling-up effective case finding, linkage to ART, and retention on treatment to achieve epidemic control to achieve the 95-95-95 Target.

Objectives:
The specific objectives of the project are:

  1. Increased availability and access to comprehensive active case finding, care and treatment services, including reliable coverage across the continuum of care for KPs and general population (GP).
  2. Enhanced and sustained demand for comprehensive prevention, care, and treatment services among KPs (FSW and their non- paying partners, PLHIV), and GPs (AGYW, men and boys, pregnant women and other women).
  3. Strengthened linkage and retention in care for KPs and GPs who test positive to HIV.
  4. Strengthened systems for planning, monitoring, evaluating, and ensuring the quality of programs.

  • COVAX Impact

MIHOSO International Foundation started as a human rights and social development non-governmental organization working to ensure that women and children have access to social services, protection and full recognition in development partnership. MIHOSO was founded on the principle of sharing and working with underserved, marginalized and deprived women and children. This mission was accomplished through capacity building, right based advocacy, support to orphans and vulnerable children’s education, research and develop partnership in Ghana. In line with efforts to continue and sustain this progress, MIHOSO International Foundation is partnering with JSI in implementing the USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project in the Ahafo Regions of Ghana. The goal of this project is to provide support to the Government of Ghana (GOG) and to accelerate Ghana's progress in attaining the 95-95-95 UNAIDS targets by achieving epidemic control in the three (3) regions thus Western, Western North and Ahafo Regions.

The Care Continuum project has received an addendum to implement the Global VAX project within its existing geographic scope in partnership with GHS. In this vein, MIHOSO International is one of the CSOs who can be leveraged on our long outstanding track records in implementing health programs in the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions. We have strong community entry skills and connection to KP networks to mobilize PLHIV and KPs (MSM and FSW), people with disability and marginalized populations to access COVID-19 vaccines in the Ahafo region. The target beneficiaries of the project are all persons 15 years and above including pregnant women, PLHIV, people with disability, migrant populations and KPs (FSW, MSM), for a period of six (6) months renewable based on the availability of funds. The project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Goal
To ensure greater awareness and acceptance by the general population; persons 15 years and above including pregnant women, PLHIV, people with disability, migrant populations and KPs (FSW, MSM) of the COVID 19 vaccine to reduce widespread infection in three selected regions.

Objectives

  1. To increase awareness through education on COVID-19 prevention, uptake of the vaccine of the general public by June 2023.
  2. To increase uptake of COVID-19 vaccines by at least 85% to 90% of minority groups of PLHIV, MSM, FSW, people with disability and marginalized populations by June 2023.
  3. To build capacities of FBO/CBO, Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) partners, health service providers, key community influencers and key stakeholders to implement the COVID 19 immunization intervention by June 2023.