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
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.