July 23, 2018

Pan-Caribbean multi-stakeholders to discuss strategy for ending AIDS

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By: Denis Chabrol From Demerar Waves The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, will host the Joint Regional Dialogue with Faith Leaders, Parliamentarians, Civil Society Leaders, National AIDS Programme Managers and Youth Leaders. Approximately 60 delegates representing […]

Haiti – Justice : More than 75% of prisoners in Haitian prisons have never been tried

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From Haiti Libre The situation of people in prolonged pretrial detention is one of the causes of the overcrowding rate of prisons in Haiti. According to figures from the Directorate of Prison Administration (DAP), on average 74% of men, 82% of women and 95% of girls are detained without having been tried. During his official […]

Strategy workshop held in Guyana for domestic, innovative financing for HIV, malaria in Caribbean

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From the CARICOM Secretariat Greater Georgetown, Guyana – The Developing Country NGO Delegation to the Global Fund Board (DCNGO), Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) and the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) collaborated with the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, to […]

HIV prevention in the spotlight report launched at World AIDS Day event

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From ZIZ News Online (SKNIS): The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis had the pleasure of hosting the regional World AIDS Day celebration in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and UNAIDS where the “HIV Prevention in the Spotlight Report” was launched. The event held on December 1, marking the observance of World […]

Six Caribbean territories and states eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

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The World Health Organization has validated Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and Saint Kitts and Nevis as achieving dual elimination Saint Kitts and Nevis/ Geneva, December 1, 2017 – Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and Saint Kitts and Nevis were today certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as […]

New PAHO/WHO, UNAIDS report puts HIV prevention in the spotlight

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World AIDS Day 2017 – December 1 PAHO/WHO, UNAIDS call for stepping up HIV prevention efforts and offering all available options to prevent new infections New report says that expanding access to all prevention options could reduce the 120,000 new cases of HIV reported each year in Latin America and the Caribbean Washington, DC, November […]

Let’s end it: On World AIDS Day, a look at HIV in the Caribbean

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By Sophie Weiner The HIV/AIDS epidemic hit the Caribbean in the late ‘70s. By 2001, it had become the second-most affected region in the world with an estimated 420,000 people – more than two percent of the adult population – living with HIV, according to a UNAIDS/WHO report. That year, a group of Caribbean nations […]

UNAIDS and UNFPA launch road map to stop new HIV infections

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Global HIV Prevention Coalition holds first meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to find ways to strengthen and sustain political commitment for HIV prevention GENEVA, 10 October 2017—As part of global efforts to end AIDS as a public health threat, UNAIDS, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners have launched a new road map to reduce […]

Live up: The Caribbean Media Alliance receives regional award

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The Executive Director of LIVE UP: The Caribbean Media Alliance, Dr. Allyson Leacock, has received the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), ‘Champions for Change’ Leadership Award for championing the HIV response in the Caribbean. Dr. Leacock was recognised for her leadership over the last 10 years of a coalition of 112 Media […]

United Nation study reveals increase in HIV infections among older populations in the Caribbean

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As the Caribbean prepares to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Regional Testing Day for HIV on Friday June 30th the need for testing has been underscored against the background of worrying statistics from the United Nations. United Nations Special Envoy on HIV to the Caribbean Dr. Edward Greene says findings in the 2016 UNAIDS Gap […]