KINGSTON, Jamaica — The United States, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), has signed a cooperative agreement with Jamaica’s Ministry of Health and Wellness for interventions for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), non-communicable diseases as well as global health security.
It was signed under the theme strengthening access to and delivery of quality public health services for prevention, care and treatment of HIV, STIs, addressing diseases of public health importance, and advancing global health security in Jamaica under PEPFAR.
The award became effective on September 30, 2020 and was solidified by a symbolic signing ceremony, held today. According to the US Embassy, over J$140 million have been awarded so far with an award ceiling of over J$490 million.
The embassy said the cooperative agreement will prioritise activities to drive progress toward HIV epidemic control in Jamaica and will focus on