Partnering to Achieve Epidemic Control in the Caribbean Region

 

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Date: 02/24/2017 Description: PEPFAR Caribbean Logo - State Dept Image

The United States is proud to support the Caribbean Region in its leadership in the global HIV/AIDS response. Working closely with national governments, civil society, and other development partners, PEPFAR provides targeted technical assistance to maximize the quality, coverage, and impact of the national HIV/AIDS response in 12 countries – Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. 

 

While host country governments provide the majority of the resources in support of their national HIV/AIDS programs, PEPFAR continues to align investments with national priorities to reduce new infections and save lives, particularly among key and vulnerable populations. Specific priorities include the following:

 

·         Scaling up combination prevention activities

·         Filling service delivery gaps

·         Investing in strategic information

·         Strengthening health systems

·         Increasing laboratory capacity 

 


HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean Region1

Country

Number of people living with HIV (all ages), 2015

Deaths due to AIDS
(all ages), 2015

Estimated antiretroviral treatment coverage (adults ages 15+), 2015

Antigua and Barbuda

N/A

N/A

N/A

Bahamas

8,100

<500

37%

Barbados

2,600

<100

43%

Dominica

N/A

N/A

N/A

Grenada

 N/A

N/A

N/A

Guyana 7,800 <200 58%

Jamaica

29,000

1,200

32%

St. Kitts and Nevis

N/A

N/A

N/A

St. Lucia

N/A

N/A

N/A

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

N/A

N/A

N/A

Suriname

3,800

<200

54%

Trinidad and Tobago

11,000

<500

61%


Saving Lives

In 2016, PEPFAR supported the following achievements in the Caribbean Region:

  • Reached 7,585 members of key populations with individual/small-group HIV preventative, evidence-based interventions
  • Testing and counseling for 3,810 people

Get the most up-to-date data on program results, expenditures, and planned funding at Data.pepfar.net.

PEPFAR Planned Funding in the Caribbean Region2

FY 2016: $22 million
 
For complete fiscal year trends, please see the PEPFAR Dashboards.
 

1. UNAIDS. (2015). 2015 Country factsheets. Retrieved from http://aidsinfo.unaids.org/  

2. Data reflect information available on the PEPFAR Dashboards and PEPFAR.gov, which represents planned new bilateral funding initially approved in the PEPFAR Country Operational Plans/Regional Operational Plans (COPs/ROPs) each fiscal year. As additional funding may be approved and made available after the initial COPs/ROPs submission, or to PEPFAR-supported countries that are not required to submit an annual COP/ROP, data on the Dashboards may not represent the final PEPFAR programmatic funding level in countries each fiscal year.