Director of PANCAP, Mr Dereck Springer on the ‘Right to Health’
Mr Dereck Springer, Master of Public Health, is the Director of the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS, PANCAP. He is a public health practitioner and behavioural specialist with 24 years of experience in the health sector, primarily in HIV and mental health. He began his public health career as a Volunteer Counsellor at the Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinic, Guyana. His extensive experience in policy, management and programme implementation at the national and regional levels has been facilitated by his work with civil society, government, regional and international technical assistance agencies.
He has previously been Senior Advisor for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global AIDS Program Guyana, UNAIDS’ Focal Point in Guyana and National Coordinator of Voluntary Counselling and Testing for the Ministry of Health. He is the former Chair of the Implementer Group of the Global Fund Board and the Communications and Governance Focal Point for the Latin America and the Caribbean delegation to the Global Fund Board.