COIN and UNDP present a project against stigma and discrimination07-mar-2017
Santo Domingo.- The Center for Integral Research and Guidance (COIN) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented the initiative: “Challenging Stigma and Discrimination to Improve Access and Quality of HIV Services In the Caribbean”.
The project objectives are:
1) Improved legal and policy environments support delivery of and access to health and justice services for key populations.
2) Health care workers deliver services free of stigma and discrimination to key populations, improving access to and retention in care.
3) Community systems and key population networks use effective advocacy to obtain social accountability mechanisms and scale-up of best practice interventions by national programs.
The project focuses on strengthening key population networks and the capacity of civil society to advocate and play a stronger, more effective and more diverse role in delivering HIV services.
UNDP will serve as the administrator of the funds provided by the Global Fund grant for this three-year project, covering 8 Caribbean countries. COIN will responsible for the activities that are carried out in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba.
To launch the project in the country, two presentations were made to government institutions and civil society organizations, promoting the project and create synergies with key actors related to the issue.