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Sexual Health Awareness: Bahamas' Red Cross and World Learning Teaming to Get the Message to Eleuthera

August 16, 2013

A USAID mechanism, the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Grants Solicitation and Management (CGSM) Program, has funded a partnership of the Bahamas Red Cross and the nonprofit organization World Learning for outreach to Bahamian residents who were most likely to transmit or acquire HIV. Primary target markets included Harbour Island and Eleuthera.

John Ronald Darville, Bahamas Red Cross Project Coordinator with the HIV Prevention Education Unit, conducted a series of stakeholder meetings with government and civic agencies in July to assist with planning for the outreach effort. On August 9th, Darville joined Jolton Johnson, North Eleuthera Administrator; Ruth Jankee, CGSM Project Director; and Caroline Turnquest, Director General, Bahamas Red Cross Society, at a press conference announcing the project launch. Johnson pledged the support of his district and council members.

Planned program elements included an anonymous hotline residents could call to ask trained professionals questions about sexual health. The project also planned the formal launch of a new Web site,, on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2013, to extend the project's reach through social media.

Individuals desiring more information, could contact John Ronald Darville via telephone (242) 322-9451/52, fax (242) 323-7875, or email

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Adapted from:
The Eleuthran

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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