Bahamas to Get $5M in PEPFAR Aid

The Commonwealth of the Bahamas is set to receive more than $5 million from the United States in support of the Caribbean country’s HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment efforts over the next five years.

U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas Nicole Avant announced the assistance, which would be provided through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, at the recently concluded PEPFAR-Caribbean Regional HIV/AIDS Partnership Framework summit, the Bahamas Journal reports.

Avant said the United States embassy in the Bahamas is also providing more than $50,000 worth of grants to local organizations involved in HIV/AIDS prevention and information campaign efforts.

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