UNAIDS Caribbean provides leadership and coordinates support for an expanded UN system response to support countries towards ending the AIDS epidemic as part of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Caribbean.
The office promotes, supports and provides guidance to sub-regional partners and the UN system toward the achievement of the goals of the UNAIDS Strategy. It promotes effective use of strategic information and documentation of trends on the epidemic and the response, as well as provides intellectual leadership on the status of the response to HIV in the region. The SRO also provides managerial support and technical advice and guidance to UNAIDS country offices in the sub-region.
UNAIDS Caribbean Team and UNAIDS Caribbean Office Directors
Sub-regional Office – +1 (876) 960-6536
Director – Dr. James Guwani
PEPFAR / Global Fund Adviser
Dr. Otilia St. Charles
Communications and Advocacy Adviser
Dominican Republic – +1 (809) 565-1155
Guyana – +5922251580
Dr. Michel de Groulard
Jamaica – +1 (876) 960-6538
UNAIDS provides the strategic direction, advocacy, coordination and technical support needed to catalyse and connect leadership from governments, the private sector and communities to deliver life-saving HIV services. Without UNAIDS, there would be no strategic vision for the AIDS response.
The UNAIDS team offers the Caribbean the broad expertise of cosponsors and other UN organisations in areas such as program development and management, women and child health, education, legal networking, community care initiatives and resource mobilisation. The goal is an expanded response to HIV in the region with the world’s second highest HIV prevalence. UNAIDS fulfills its mission by:
- Uniting the efforts of the United Nations system, civil society, national governments, the private sector, global institutions and people living with and most affected by HIV;
- Speaking out in solidarity with the people most affected by HIV in defense of human dignity, human rights and gender equality;
- Mobilizing political, technical, scientific and financial resources and holding ourselves and others accountable for results;
- Empowering agents of change with strategic information and evidence to influence and ensure that resources are targeted where they deliver the greatest impact and bring about a prevention revolution; and
- Supporting inclusive country leadership for sustainable responses that are integral to and integrated with national health and development efforts.