HIV and STI Prevention in the Caribbean (UNAIDS and UNFPA)
Status of initiative: On track
Description/achievement of initiative

UNFPA in collaboration with key stakeholders, strengthened national and regional capacities to develop, implement and monitor HIV responses that utilize a combination prevention approach to meet the needs of young people and key populations. Regional systems for the delivery of comprehensive sexuality education have been improved in 6 countries. South-South Cooperation was facilitated for Health and Family Life Education Master training for Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana by the Ministry of Education, Jamaica.

Implementation methodologies

The focus of further implementation will be on addressing human and financial resources constraints.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Enhanced capacities of providers and beneficiaries will be realised through the use of training modules on norms and protocols and advocacy training. Further, South-South Cooperation will continue to be a key medium for capacity-building and technology transfer.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

UNFPA leads on the coordination activities.


December 2015
Improvement in the delivery of regional systems for comprehensive sexuality education in numerous countries
December 2015
Increased number of countries delivering comprehensive sexuality education
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
UNFPA staff collaborates with government officials and agree on content and modes of delivery
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 July
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Location: Kingston. Jamaica
Date of completion: Annual renewal
Operating in countries
Contact information/focal point(s)
Petal Thomas, pthomas@unfpa.org

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