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Mrs Cecelia Abena Dapaah, the Minister for Sanitation has called for a prudent use of resources allocated for HIV and AIDS.

She has also stressed the need for HIV programmes to be evidence-based and result oriented to attract and maintain donor funding.

She was speaking at the opening of the HIV and AIDS partners meeting in Accra on Wednesday.

Mrs Dapaah who also has an Executive Oversight responsibility over GAC, said government was committed to removing all household bottlenecks impeding an effective nation HIV and AIDS response.

The meeting, which was the first in the year, was organised by the Ghana AIDS Commission to discuss progress made in the implementation of the National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan 2016-2020.

It also assessed the current situation of the national response and created an avenue for partners to share progress made in the implementation of public policies, interventions and emerging issues.

Dr Anthony Nsiah- Asare, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, called for the establishment of an HIV fund.

He said government had made sufficient allocation of funds in the 2019 budget statement for health to cover the procurement of HIV commodities.

Ms. Angela Trenton-Mbonde, United Nations AIDS (UNIADS) Country Director, who spoke on behalf of development partners, said she hoped to see Ghana succeed in the fight against HIV infections.

She affirmed the development partner’s continuous support to fund HIV prevention activities based on transparency and accountability.

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