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CRN+ seeks to improve access to public health services by People Living with HIV 

September 11, 2018

Image: (L-R) Mr. Winfield Tannis-Abbott, CRN+ Chair presenting Dr Rhonda Moore, National AIDS Programme Manager, Guyana with a token of appreciation at the culmination of the dialogue. 

The Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS (CRN+) facilitated a dialogue with health care providers and People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in Georgetown, Guyana in August.  The dialogue encompassed discussions on the procedures of accessing services (testing, treatment, and care) in Guyana.

The event brought together representatives from the public treatment sites, Ministry of Health, National AIDS Programme Secretariat, National PLHIV Networks, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and CRN+.

The National AIDS Programme Secretariat opened the discussions with brief presentations on accessing services at treatment sites across Guyana and the importance of creating an Enabling Environment. Participants praised the initiative for focusing on the improvement of the system for accessing health services at public treatment sites.

The initiative forms part of a series of regional capacity building meetings by CRN+ which are intended to improve access to care and treatment by PLHIV.