PEPFAR to Boost AIDS Fight in the Caribbean

    Caribbean countries such as the Netherlands Antilles, which comprises Curacao and four other islands, can start seeking funding from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in June, a senior U.S. official says. Photo by: Photocapy / CC BY-SA 2.0 PhotocapyCC BY-SA 2.0

    Caribbean countries can expect to receive up to USD100 million from the U.S. to boost their efforts against AIDS, Jamaica Observer reports. Twelve countries in the region, including Suriname, can begin requesting for funds from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in June, Acting U.S. Ambassador to Guyana Karen Williams said.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.