HBC - Ghana


Ghana, West Africa is a country formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory. In March 1957, Ghana became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. Ghana endured a long series of coups before Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings took power in 1981 and banned political parties. In 1992, Ghana's leadership approved a new constitution and restored multiparty politics. In both 1992 and 1996, Lieutenant Rawlings won presidential elections, but was constitutionally prevented from running for a third term in 2000. John Kufuor succeeded him and was reelected in 2004 and served for a total of eight years. In 2009, John Atta Mills took over as head of state.

Ghana borders the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo with a population of 25,241,998. According the the CIA's Country Profile, Ghana's age population is as follows:

  • 0-14 years: 36.5% (male 4,568,273/female 4,468,939)
  • 15-64 years: 60% (male 7,435,449/female 7,436,204)
  • 65 years and over: 3.6% (male 399,737/female 482,471) (2011 est.)

In 2005, HBC registered its organization and began working with non governmental organizations to replicate the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, thus Ghana HIV/AIDS Awareness Project was born. HBC works in direct partnership with organizations throughout various regions to host soccer tournaments and prior to the final match, the Director of Health for that District is asked to come out and discuss HIV/AIDS within that specific area along with disseminating HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and testing information.

Should you be interested in knowing more about our work in Ghana or be interested in partnering with us on projects and/or initiatives; please don't hesitate to contact us at your convenience.