The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
NEWS & VIEWS
KINGSTON, Jamaica—The Health Policy Project , funded by the United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) and the U. S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), celebrated its
end-of-project event, “Innovation Exchange: End-of-Project Event for Health Policy Project Jamaica” on
July 14 at the Pegasus Hotel.
The event showcased the learning and achievements from the Health Policy Project’s work with the
Ministry of Health and partners at the national and community levels over the past five years to build
capacity for improved global health policy, advocacy, and governance. During the event, participants
learned about innovations, results, and experiences from the project, and discussed progress and priority
next steps for addressing individual and public health efforts to reduce HIV transmission. Around 100
attendees participated, including key government officials such as Permanent Secretary Dr. Kevin Harvey
representing the Ministry of Health, the U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno, and representatives
from more than 20 civil society organizations.
Ambassador Moreno emphasized that “achieving a strong, resilient health system accessible to all
populations including the most in need will require sustained attention to policies that promote equity,
inclusivity, and human rights…. Optimal care and treatment outcomes for HIV and ‘getting to zero’—zero
new HIV Infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.”
The event also featured a panel discussion moderated by Ron MacInnis, the project’s Deputy Director for
HIV. The panelists highlighted efforts to build the capacity of people living with HIV and key populations
to foster community resilience and advocate stigma-free services in health systems.
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