The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): Marcio Maeda and Madison Mellish
Primary Language: English
In the Caribbean, transgender persons are disproportionately affected by HIV. Moreover, high levels of stigma and discrimination create significant barriers and make it difficult for them to access the health care services they need. Most clinicians in this region also do not receive any training on transgender health or broader issues of sexuality and diversity, further limiting availability of transgender-friendly services.
In response, HPP has developed a training manual for healthcare workers in Jamaica, Barbados, and the Dominican Republic to strengthen their capacity to provide high-quality, stigma-free health services for transgender persons. This brief highlights key content from each of the chapters contained in the manual.
Advocacy Brief Capacity Development Civil Society Engagement Gender Gender-based Violence (GBV) HIV Non-Government/Community Service Org. (NGO/CSO) Policy Stakeholder Engagement Stigma and Discrimination Tool/Toolkit Transgender Caribbean Region Dominican Republic Jamaica LAC