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PANCAP welcomes Winnie Byanyima, new UNAIDS Executive Director

November 1, 2019

The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) extends a warm welcome to Ms Winnie Byanyima, as she begins her tenure as UNAIDS Executive Director.

Since its inception, UNAIDS has collaborated with regional and national partners to achieve epidemic control and remains a valued partner in the HIV response. The Partnership acknowledges Ms Byanyima’s wealth of experience working with governments, multilateral agencies, the private sector and civil society whose comparative advantage she can now leverage  for the multisectoral response to HIV at the global, regional and national level.

We look forward to further strengthening our relationship with UNAIDS and working collaboratively with Ms Byanyima to achieve the UNAIDS Fast Track Targets 90-90-90 and ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.

We wish Winnie every success in her new role and assure her of the Partnership’s support.

What is PANCAP?

PANCAP is a Caribbean regional partnership of governments, regional civil society organisations, regional institutions and organisations, bilateral and multilateral agencies and contributing donor partners which was established on 14 February 2001. PANCAP provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, coordinates the response through the Caribbean Regional Strategic Framework on HIV and AIDS to maximise efficient use of resources and increase impact, mobilises resources and build capacity of partners.