All you ever wanted to know about #RHSUPPLIES2023
Please be sure that you have confirmed your visa requirements, as most countries require a visa prior to entry and countries eligible for visa on arrival also require a list of documents.
Detailed information is available in our info pack, but we also encourage you to confirm your requirements via the Ghana embassy or consulate in your country.
After fully completing meeting registration and, if applicable, registration fee payment, you will automatically receive a visa letter. Please note that visa letters will be provided starting in mid-to-late June. Visas are valid for a period of 3 months. While some participants may find the visa application process challenging, please be assured that the RHSC is committed to doing our utmost for you to attend GMM 2023. As such, we offer our support as you apply to enter Ghana. Please reach out to our meeting planners AIM at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The visa-related guidance below was compiled from information that to the best of our knowledge was valid and current at the time of writing. The meeting participant assumes the ultimate responsibility of checking up-to-date visa instructions for their own country of citizenship.
|No VISA required
|VISA on arrival
|Central African Republic
|Democratic Republic of the Congo
|Trinidad and Tobago
|Sao Tome and Principe
All other countries require a visa ahead of time.
Ghanaian Entry Visa Requirements and Application Process: https://www.ghana.gov.gh/mdas/02f819dc96/
All travelers coming into Ghana are required to have been vaccinated against yellow fever at least 10 days before their proposed date of travel and where already vaccinated the duration of the vaccination status should not be more than 10 years before entering Ghana.
All participants and official guests are requested to wear their name badges during all events. Admission to the sessions is restricted to registered participants wearing their name badges. Your badge will be handed out at the registration desk at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City.
Registration opening hours
Sunday, 15 October 14:00-18:00
Monday, 16 October to Friday, 20 October, 8:00-18:00
All plenary sessions will be available in English and French.
This year, we will be offering A.I. Translation for all the sessions (+30 languages), and live interpretation from English to French for the plenary sessions on Thursday and Friday.
The A.I. translation service offers both audio and captions options. In order to access the service, you will need a smartphone (Android or IOS) and a pair of headphones. Please make sure to bring your own phone and headphones.
In order to access the A.I. translation service, you will need to scan a QR code at the beginning of the session.
Having trouble connecting? Follow this step-by-step tutorial for detailed instructions on how to connect.
Refreshments (coffee breaks and buffet lunch) will be provided for participants throughout the conference.
It is highly recommended that all participants carry adequate individual travel and health insurance, as RHSC/PATH and/or its agents cannot accept liability for accidents, illnesses, or injuries that may occur at or during the meetings.
High-speed and/or wireless Internet access is free of charge for all participants throughout the hotel and meeting rooms.
In case of emergencies or for first-aid service during the conference, please contact the staff at the registration desk or the hotel reception at +43 1 402 77 55 Ext. 304 or via email at email@example.com.
Kotoka International Airport is Ghana's only international airport. It is located in Accra, about 8 km from the city centre and the conference venue. More detailed information can be found at: https://www.accra-airport.com/ .
TAXIS are available 24 hours a day at Accra International Airport. They don't have a taximeter, so rates must be negotiated with the driver before entering the vehicle. Accra is a large city, and the price and the ride time (15 to 40 minutes) depend on the distance to the destination area and congestion. Metered taxis operated by Labour Enterprise Trust charge passengers as follows: GH¢ 10.00 (approx. US$ 0.84) for the first kilometre and GH¢ 0.10 for additional 100 meters or part thereof. You can find them in Car Park 5. As a rough guide, the ride from the airport to the Kempinksi hotel is about 8 kilometres, which would cost about US$10.00 .
It is suggested to ask a local resident in advance for the average cost between two points. Taxis can be chartered for an agreed period of time, anything from one hour to a day, for a negotiable fee.
UBER officially arrived in Accra in September 2016 and has since expanded from Accra to other cities. Although Uber might be very popular, there are also alternative ride-hailing apps such Yango and Bolt.
TRO-TRO - safety standards for small private buses, often called "Tro-Tro's," are substandard. It is strongly recommended not to use them.
CAR RENTAL - some companies have an office open 24h a day at Accra International Airport. It is advised to book your car rental online prior to your arrival. Information for car rental can be found at: https://www.accraairport.com/en/car_rental_accra_airport.php
For the whole week, a shuttle service will be provided for all attendees to and from the conference hotel.
See the bus shuttle schedule here.
AIM Group International has been appointed as the administrative secretariat for the General Membership Meeting of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition and is managing hotel accommodation for both groups and individuals.
AIM Group International has blocked rooms at preferential rates for your stay during the RHSC 2023 GMM at the following hotels: Kempinski Hotel Gold City Accra, Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, Accra City Hotel.
|Kempinski Hotel Gold City Accra
|USD 295,00 (Superior Room)
USD 325,00 (Deluxe Room)
|USD 345,00 (Superior Room)
USD 375,00 (Deluxe Room)
|Official Conference Hotel
|E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org using booking code RHSC23.
|Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra
|USD 225,00 (Superior King)
USD 260,00 (Deluxe King)
|7 minutes' walk to the conference hotel. See directions
|E-mail email@example.com using booking code RHSC23.
|Accra City Hotel
|USD 200,00 (Standard Room)
USD 230,00 (Superior Room)
|12 minutes' walk to the conference hotel. See directions
|E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org using booking code RHSC23.
Ghana's currency is the cedi (GHS) which comes in denominations of GH¢ 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, and 1. Coins come in denominations of 1 GH¢ and also 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, and 1 pesewas. Foreign currency can be freely exchanged at any Forex Bureaux in the country or at some commercial banks. Most large commercial banks will also have automatic teller machines located outside available for use during and after hours. Most will take Visa and a few other credit and debit cards. As a rough guide, at the time of writing, US$1 was equivalent to GH¢ 11.80.
Emergency (general) - 999 / Fire - 192 / Ambulance - 193
The official language is English. Local Ghanaian languages are widely spoken, including Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga.
The act of greeting is an important social custom, marking openness and goodwill. Refusing or failing to greet another person could be misconstrued as hostility. A simple smile is an appropriate and adequate greeting, as is a handshake. If shaking hands, please apply the same hand pressure as is offered, and start with the person on the right-hand end of a group and work your way to the left.
The left hand has limited functions in Ghana; it is considered taboo in certain contexts, so try to avoid giving and receiving, gesticulating, waving, and pointing with the left hand. Of course, this does not apply to left-handed individuals, but it pays to use caution.
Private and public hospitals and clinics are available in all of Ghana's cities and big towns. Tourists should contact their travellers' medical insurance company to cover any medical contingencies while away from their home countries.