COIN and UNDP present project in Haiti for the benefit of people with HIV20-abr-2017
Port-au-Prince, Haiti.- The Center for Integral Research and Guidance (COIN) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented in Haiti the project titled: “Challenging Stigma and Discrimination to Improve Access and Quality of HIV Services in the Caribbean”.
The initiative aims to improve legal and political environments to ensure health and justice services for key populations; ensure that health personnel provide services free of stigma and discrimination to key populations, improve access and retention in care; and that community-based systems and networks of key populations use advocacy effectively, to build social accountability mechanisms and to expand best practices and interventions by national programs.
The director of COIN, Santo Rosario, together with Leinadine Lucien, coordinator of the COIN project and Ruth Fernández, UNDP focal point for the project in Dominican Republic, presented the project and activities to be carried out by government agencies, international agencies and Haitian civil society organizations to create synergies between key institutions related to the topic.
UNDP will serve as the administrator of the Global Fund grant funds for this three-year project, covering 8 Caribbean countries. COIN will oversee the activities that are carried out in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba.