USAID Funds Training for HIV/AIDS First Responders

A graduation ceremony was held on October 1 for 18 frontline healthcare workers who were trained under the USAID-funded clinical management training program for HIV/AIDS. Ambassador Lynch attended the ceremony with the Honorable Minister of Health Frank Anthony and Director of Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), Dr Rosmond Adams. The eight-week training was completed by the University of Washington in the U.S. together with representatives from CARICOM and healthcare providers at the National Care and Treatment Center and St Joseph’s hospital.

“The partnerships of events like these are a testament to our common goal to improve healthcare and the health delivery systems, for the benefit and prosperity for all”, said Ambassador Lynch.

The United States has provided Guyana with over US$185 million to fight HIV/AIDS since 2004, mostly through the U.S. President’s Emergency Action for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which is the largest commitment by any nation to address a single disease in history.