Study on the perception of Voluntary Counselling and Testing among people living in Tumu Sub-district

Rasmus Bo Hansen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This study is about the perception of Voluntary HIV/AIDS Counselling and Testing (VCT) among people living in the Sissala East District, which is situated in the northwestern part of Ghana. VCT is a national intervention towards prevention of HIV/AIDS. Sissala East District is present the only district in the region without a VCT centre. I got to know of this problem area due to my 16 month as a volunteer at the IMCC primary health project in Ghana, were I worked as an integrated part of the District health administration. The study makes use of focus group interviews and key-informant interviews. It is a qualitative study with a phenomenological approach together with theories from UNAIDS and empowerment theories from medical sociology. Many recommendations emerge from the results concerning the areas: Education and sensitisation of people, structures, education of health staff, economy and moving the service closer to the people.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato22 jun. 2007


  • Phenomenology
  • VCT
  • Ghana
  • Focus groups
  • Empowerment
  • key informant