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Striving for Stigma Free Health Services in Barbados and Jamaica: Key Populations Challenge Fund
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Author(s): Health Policy Project

Primary Language: English

Date: 4/1/2016

Abstract:

Stigma and discrimination (S&D) remain critical barriers to achieving HIV prevention, care, and treatment targets, including zero new HIV infections and zero AIDS-related deaths. In Jamaica and elsewhere in the Caribbean, S&D falls hardest on key populations, including men who have sex with men (MSM) and sex workers (SW) and undermines access to testing and treatment.

The Key Population Challenge Fund (KPCF) project aimed to improve the quality of and access to stigma-free HIV testing and counseling (HTC) services for key populations. Through this initiative, the Health Policy Projected (HPP) implemented a stigma-reduction toolkit for facility-based healthcare providers. Project outcomes included cultivating an enabling environment for key populations and the development of facility-level codes of conduct.


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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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