USAID-supported Feed the Future activity connects agribusinesses to investors

Accra, Ghana –  On April 26, 2023,  the U.S. Government hosted its first-ever “Women in Agribusiness” Summit. The event showcased investment opportunities in Ghanaian agribusinesses led by women and connected women entrepreneurs to investors for financing. The event,  hosted by the USAID-supported Feed the Future Ghana Mobilizing Finance in Agriculture (MFA) Activity, focused on empowering women ... Read More»

Vice President Harris Visits Ghana

The U.S. Embassy in Ghana welcomed Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff to Ghana March 26-29, 2023. Ghana was the Vice President’s first stop on a weeklong journey, which also included stops in Tanzania and Zambia.  Her trip focused on increasing investments in Africa, facilitating economic growth and ... Read More»

U.S. Launches Five-Year $5 Million Partnership with NHIA to Improve Quality of Health Care, Digitization, and Access

Accra, GHANA – U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Virginia Palmer yesterday announced $5 million in new U.S. funding to improve the performance of the National Health Insurance Scheme and ensure quality of health services in Ghana.  The Ambassador joined the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye, to launch ... Read More»

U.S. Educational Partnership Trains More Than 68,000 Ghanaian Teachers

Accra, GHANA – USAID Mission Director Kimberly A. Rosen joined Ghana’s Minister of Education Dr. Yaw Adutwum this week to conclude the USAID Partnership for Education: Learning Activity.  This eight-year partnership supported the Ministry of Education (MOE) to improve the reading skills of students in 11 Ghanaian languages and English.  Since 2014, the project has ... Read More»

New U.S. Investments Unlock Trade Potential for Businesses in Ghana

Accra, Ghana – U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan today announced new co-investments by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) totaling $4.2 million with five companies operating in Ghana.  These projects, leveraged with private sector funds, will help these companies scale up operations, develop export opportunities, and create jobs.  Ambassador Sullivan made the announcement during the ... Read More»

U.S. Donates 1,229,620 Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines to Ghana

Accra, September 4, 2021 – More than 1.2 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine donated by the United States arrived in Ghana this morning.  U.S. Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan, Deputy Minister of Health, Honorable Mahama Asei Seini, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Honorable Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong, and the UNICEF Country Representative to Ghana Ms. ... Read More»

U.S. Supports Women, Peace, and Security Initiatives throughout West Africa and the Sahel

Accra, GHANA—On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, nearly one hundred advocates for women, peace, and security initiatives in West Africa gathered, in person and virtually, to craft a future agenda for stronger security outreach in the region.  Supported by the United States Government, the Executive Secretariat of the G5 Sahel (SEG5S), and the Kofi Annan International ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Announces Additional Funds to Empower 400,000 Women in Shea Production in West Africa

Accra, GHANA – On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Global Shea Alliance (GSA), launched the first-ever virtual Global Shea Alliance International Shea Conference.  Spearheaded by GSA, the three-day conference, themed “Building the Industry of the Next Decade,” celebrated GSA’s 10th anniversary and highlighted the ... Read More»

USA partnership moves Ghana closer to Malaria Elimination

Accra, Ghana – The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) has released its 15th Annual Report demonstrating the significant progress Ghana and the United States have made in partnership to fight malaria. Ghana’s efforts to sustain essential malaria services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic continues to save lives and the United States is proud to support these ... Read More»

United States Supports COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment in Ghana

Accra, Ghana – The United States congratulates Ghana on the successful start of the COVID-19 vaccine campaign on March 1.  This campaign was made possible through the COVAX Advance Market Commitment, a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.  The United States recently  announced  a commitment to provide an initial $2 billion—out of a total ... Read More»

U.S. Supports Women’s Economic Development with New Shea Processing Center and Warehouses in the Savannah Region

Murugu, Savannah Region, GHANA— On Thursday, January 28, 2021, ownership of the A Rocha Ghana shea butter processing facility and eight warehouses was transferred to nine shea cooperatives in the West Gonja District in the Savannah Region of northern Ghana. The new facilities are part of a U.S. Government effort to partner with communities, companies, ... Read More»

The United States Partners with Ghana to Strengthen Public Health Emergency Communication

Boadi, GHANA— On November 19, 2020, the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), together with the government of Ghana launched the National Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Risk Communication and Social Mobilization during Public Health Emergencies and a message guide during the annual International One Health Day event.  One Health brings ... Read More»

Ghana and the United States partner to strengthen justice sector reform

Accra, GHANA – On October 23, the United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in support of the Security Governance Initiative, launched the new Justice Sector Support activity. Implemented through the Legal Resources Center (LRC), the Justice Sector Support activity will educate citizens from 40 selected districts across seven regions ... Read More»

U.S. and Ghana Work Together to Achieve Malaria Elimination and Zero Malaria Deaths by 2030

Accra, GHANA – On July 28, 2020, the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, virtually joined the Government Statistician  of the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, and the Program Manager of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), Dr. Keziah Malm, to launch the 2019 Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) results.  The launch highlighted ... Read More»

U.S. Supports Women’s Economic Development with New Shea Processing Center and Warehousing Facility

Sorogu, Northern Region, GHANA— On Wednesday, February 5, 2020, U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan inaugurated a shea butter processing facility and warehouse for the Tiyumtaba Women’s Shea Cooperative of Sorogu, located in the Sagnerigu Municipality in the Northern Region of Ghana. The new facility, is part of a U.S. Government effort to partner with communities, ... Read More»

USA Supports Ghana to Advance and Strengthen Community-level Health Service Delivery

Accra, GHANA—  On November 12, 2019, the United States of America, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), joined dignitaries from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ghana Health Service to celebrate collaborative efforts to improve the health of Ghanaians at the USAID Systems for Health learning event. The project expanded evidence-based, ... Read More»

U.S. and Ghana Launch Seed Sector Workshop in Ghana

Accra, Ghana ­­- The U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a Seed Sector Workshop from November 5-6 at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement.  A part of the Borlaug Higher Education for Agriculture Research and Development (BHEARD) Program, this two-day workshop hosted representatives from the Government of Ghana and ... Read More»

USA Partners with Ghana to Promote Healthier Behaviors

Accra, GHANA— The United States of America is partnering with Ghana’s Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service to encourage all Ghanaians to “Live a Good Life!” In 2016, the Ghana Health Service revived the GoodLife brand, a mass media campaign to promote healthy lifestyle messages through television, radio, posters, and brochures.  The United ... Read More»

USA Supports Ghanaian Children’s Social Welfare System

Accra, GHANA— On May 13, the United States of America joined the Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection, Honorable Cynthia Morrison, to launch guidelines and regulations to strengthen the Ghanaian social welfare system.  The use of these tools will regulate residential homes for children and promote family-based care.  With funding from the American people ... Read More»

Ambassador Encourages Youth to Have a “Good Life” at YOLO Season 5 Premiere.

Accra, Ghana – The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, attended the premiere of Season 5 of the megahit Ghanaian TV series, “You Only Live Once” (YOLO) at the Silverbird Cinemas in West Hills Mall on May 1.  Ambassador Sullivan joined representatives from the Ministry for Water Resources and Sanitation, the Ghana Health ... Read More»

USA Congratulates Oyster Pickers for Successful Closed Season

 Accra, GHANA– On April 15, the United States of America congratulated the Densu Oyster Pickers’ Association (DOPA) and the Development Action Association (DAA) for the successful completion of the second annual oyster harvesting closed season.  Located in the Tsokomey community of the Ga South Municipal Assembly, both are local, community-led, non-governmental organizations committed to protecting ... Read More»

Remarks by Amb. Sullivan at the Gizaa-Gunda Shea Butter Warehouse and Processing Center Handover

Managing Director of Savanna Fruits Company, Mr. Raphael Gonzalez; President and Executive Committee Members of the Global Shea Alliance; Leaders and stakeholders in the shea industry; Members of the media; Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, It gives me great joy to join you this morning to hand over this new warehouse and shea butter processing center. ... Read More»

U.S. Government Supports Ghana to Develop Anti – Child Labor and Trafficking Strategy for the Fisheries Sector

Accra, GHANA–The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD) and the U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), held a signing ceremony for the fisheries sector’s new Anti-Child Labor and Trafficking Strategy. The strategy outlines the Ministry’s plans to reduce and eventually eliminate child labor and trafficking in the fisheries sector. The ... Read More»

Ambassador Jackson’s Remarks at USAID West Africa Mission Director Swearing-in Ceremony

Good afternoon, colleagues.  It’s wonderful to see you all here for the swearing in of our new USAID West Africa Regional Mission Director, Daniel Moore.  A special hello to Acting Assistant Administrator for Africa Cheryl Anderson, who is joining us virtually from Washington. It’s a distinct honor for me to represent the U.S. government on ... Read More»

USAID Commissions 4 Community-Based Health Planning and Services Compounds in the Northern Region

Ambassador Robert P. Jackson on January 31, 2018 commissioned 4 USAID funded Community-based Health Planning and Services compounds in Tinsung and Warivi in the Mion district, and  Kunkong and Nkwanta in the Yendi municipality of the Northern region. USAID’s partnership with the Government of Ghana has already supported the construction of eight compounds in the ... Read More»

USAID Reiterates Support for Fighting Trafficking in Persons

Volta, GHANA – Andrew Karas, mission director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Ghana, visited the Volta Region from January 24-27, where he met with stakeholders impacted by trafficking in persons. These stakeholders included police officers, regional social welfare officers, district development officials, social workers, immigration officials, and former victims of child ... Read More»
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