My participation in the South South Learning Exchange was a stimulating and inspiring experience. I was enthused to learn of JASLs story – how they came to be in existence, their model of prevention, care and treatment and their governance processes. Throughout the week, it became evident that there is a high level of collaboration between the Ministry of Health team and the JASL leadership and team members.

The input that JASL leadership is also able to give at the governmental level is impressive. I was pleasantly surprised by the comprehensive range of services offered by JASL and our day long visit to the St Ann’s Chapter gave us the opportunity to hear the client’s stories and impressions of the excellent service that they receive at JASL. A similar South South Exchange would be beneficial for other countries and participants. I really commend PANCAP and the Knowledge for Health Project for facilitating such a fantastic learning experience.