USAID’s HIV/AIDS program is funded through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and is implemented through a new Caribbean Regional Partnership Framework. The Framework is a U.S. Government interagency collaboration with twelve Caribbean national and regional partners, in which U.S. agencies and Caribbean stakeholders jointly develop future HIV/AIDS programs. Through the Partnership Framework USAID and its interagency partners receive significant new funding to work with Caribbean regional entities and selected host countries to cooperatively provide integrated prevention, care, and treatment programs. At the end of this strategic Regional Partnership Framework’s five-year time frame, in addition to positive advances in the prevention, care and treatment of HIV and AIDS, Caribbean governments and regional HIV/AIDS entities will be better positioned to sustainably address the epidemic over the long-term. In Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, USAID works as a part of the interagency team to implement various activities towards the achievement of the Partnership Framework objectives with specific emphasis on HIV prevention, strategic information, laboratory strengthening, human capacity development and sustainability, and health systems strengthening.
Last updated: May 10, 2013