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Leaders in the Fight against HIV/AIDS
- Last Updated on Friday, 22 June 2012 13:01
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Antigua St John's - Leaders in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean took time out to review past progress and plan for the future as a three-day meeting hosted by the United States’ President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) opened on Tuesday.
Speaking at the portfolio review meeting of stakeholders in PEPFAR’s Caribbean Regional Partnership Framework at the Accra Beach Hotel in Barbados, U.S. Ambassador Larry L. Palmer emphasised the importance of collaboration in combating HIV/AIDS.
“One of the points that we continue to stress is that programme integration is critical - not only integration between programmes, but between the various institutions working on HIV/AIDS and within the U.S. government agencies working in PEPFAR itself. This one programme/ one government approach is a new way of doing business and critical to the success of the program,” Ambassador Palmer said.
Meeting participants include senior officials from health ministries, national AIDS programme directors and advocates from non-governmental organisations working against HIV/AIDS.