The Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG), has within its five years of operations in Brong Ahafo, provided two Voluntary Counseling and Testing centres in Sunyani and Techiman.
The centres, funded by the United Kingdom Big Lottery Fund, have also created a number of interventions including training of HIV/AIDS peer educators, organised one-on-one discussions, video shows, distributed condoms and referred cases to the regional hospital in Sunyani and the Holy Family Hospital in Techiman.
Mr Emos Adu Okyere, Brong-Ahafo Regional Coordinator of PPAG, announced this at an awards ceremony for service providers of the Association and steering committee members at Abanim, Dwomor, Ahenbronoso, Hausa Line and Konimase electoral areas in Techiman Municipality on Monday.
He commended the PPAG volunteers for their services during the five-year period of operations, adding the handing-over of the project and other equipment was to enable steering committee members, volunteers and other stake-holders to help to sustain the facility.
The Coordinator called on the service providers and committee leaders to help to strengthen their scope by way of involving NGOs, Community-Based Organisations and the media for the success of the programme.
He said more interventions were “in the pipe-line” to assist the operational areas in the smooth running of the project.
Madam Juliana Kyerewaa, a 24-year-old peer educator, was adjudged the best female apprentice, who had successfully completed a three-year training programme, under PPAG.