The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): Health Policy Project
Primary Language: English
St. Kitts and Nevis is implementing an intervention package to achieve “stigma-free” HIV services. This brief summarizes the results from a survey of health facility staff to inform the intervention, and review of these data in a participatory workshop with health sector stakeholders. The National AIDS Programme is leading the implementation effort with technical support from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Project (HPP). The package includes: a comprehensive survey of all health facility staff; training for health staff and NGO leaders on stigma reduction in health facilities; development of policies and facility Codes of Conduct to reduce HIV stigma; routine monitoring of stigma and discrimination; and where possible, tracking progress on treatment adherence and uptake of testing, treatment, and prevention. The package is part of a regional initiative led by the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP) and facilitated by HPP and UWI to apply a jointly agreed framework for effective stigma reduction in health facilities.
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