Caribbean Receives $7 Million Grant to Fight AIDS
October 6, 2005
On Wednesday in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, the Pan-American Health Organization announced a $7 million grant to help Caribbean nations fight AIDS. Jones P. Madeira, spokesperson for the PAHO-administered Caribbean Epidemiology Center, said the money will pay for public-education programs, monitoring of disease patterns, and lab facilities. CDC, Britain's Department for International Development and Canada's International Development Agency were among agencies contributing to the grant. According to PAHO, the region's rate of one infection per 50 people is the highest infection rate outside sub-Saharan Africa.
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.