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Bahamas remains committed to the AIDS response
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 15:05
- Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 15:03
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During a visit to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas the Deputy Executive Director of UNAIDS Luiz Loures commended the government on the progress made in curbing its AIDS epidemic.
Once a country with the highest rates of HIV prevalence in the Caribbean, the Government of the Bahamas has taken strong ownership of its response to HIV in recent years, providing most of the funding and human resources from domestic sources. This commitment has resulted in marked progress and the Bahamas was cited by Dr Loures as an example of how political will and leadership are key to advancing progress towards the end of the AIDS epidemic.
Dr Loures also recognized the valuable contributions of civil society, care providers and private sector partners and confirmed that in this global effort, UNAIDS is looking forward to supporting the Bahamas leadership in its quest to end the national epidemic.
The Government reconfirmed its commitment to providing high-quality, accessible HIV services to improve the health and well-being of people living with and affected by HIV.