Congratulations- PANCAP 12th Anniversary
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I am proud of my association with PANCAP from its very inception 12 years ago today, when I and five others signed the PANCAP Declaration in Barbados. The records show that this partnership has been a success and has lived up to its reputation as an international best practice. As PANCAP continues to evolve and respond to the changing times, let us renew our pledge made at the 10th Annual General Meeting in St Maarten in November 2010: to eliminate mother to child transmission by 2105, to achieve greater shared responsibility, including financial sustainability, and to remove the scourge of stigma and discrimination, that fan the flames of HIV and AIDS. I am sure that I speak on behalf of my colleagues throughout the Pan- Caribbean in commending PANCAP for this achievement.
Prime Ministe, St. Kitts/Nevis
CARICOM Prime Minister responsible for Human Resources, health and HIV/AIDS &
PANCAP: Making AIDS a priority on national political agendas
CRN+ is pleased to extend congratulations and best wishes to PANCAP on the occasion of its twelfth anniversary. As a signatory to the Agreement which established PANCAP, CRN+ applauds the organization for the stellar role it has played in making AIDS a priority on national political agendas and, more critically, for bringing people living with HIV to tables where national AIDS strategies are designed, monitored and implemented. By so doing PANCAP has enabled the voices of Caribbean people living with HIV to be heard..
Notwithstanding the efforts of the last 12 years, there is still a lot of work to be done. CRN+ therefore uses this opportunity to challenge the Partnership to continue to keep the needs of the people living with HIV a priority through their greater and more meaningful involvement at all levels of the response. Only by so doing can we boast of a truly enabling environment in our region, which fosters universal access to HIV prevention, care and treatment. Again, on behalf of CRN+ and on my own behalf, I commend PANCAP for its work over the past 12 years and extend the very best wishes for the future.
Dame Suzette Moses-Burton
Chair of CRN+; Deputy Chair of CCNAPC& HIV and AIDS Programme Manager, St. Maarten
Sincere congratulations and thanks
On this the 12th anniversary of PANCAP, I offer my sincerest congratulations to those pioneers who had the vision to initiate this unique partnership; those who labored in the vineyard to establish and implement the programmes that have improved the conditions of PLWA in the region; and those, who over the years, have invested in PANCAP’s sustainability. Thanks to PANCAP that we can look forward to continued cooperation of governments, private sector NGOs, and development partners in common cause to achieve the 2015 MDG targets on the way to an AIDS free generation.
Minister of Health and the Environment, Jamaica
Chair PANCAP Executive Board
Chair, CARICOM Council for Human and Social Development
PANCAP: A strong indigenous institution
I was privileged to be part of the original design and establishment of PANCAP and also to be present at the signing of the PANCAP initiative in Barbados in February 2001. I take pleasure in seeing PANCAP blossom into a strong indigenous institution and become the regional leader in the AIDS response in the Caribbean.
PANCAP’s role as the regional umbrella and coordinator of the Caribbean AIDS response has made it an international best practice. Other regions around the world have attempted to replicate this unique model which responds to health threats with a unique collective approach.
The UNAIDS 2012 report indicated that since 2001, the Caribbean has seen a decline in new HIV infections including in children, and in AIDS-related deaths amongst other successes. PANCAP has no doubt made a valuable contribution in these efforts.
I take this opportunity to offer my best wishes to PANCAP as it endeavours to move the Caribbean forward to achieve the MDGs health goals by 2015.
Deputy Executive Director, Programme, UNAIDS &
Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations
PANCAP deserves to be celebrated
Twelve years old and PANCAP deserves to be celebrated for its many achievements. It also requires planning for a future that accelerates the end of AIDS. PANCAP with a wide cross section of membership and political will is in a unique position to drive the process to achieve this goal for the Caribbean. Let us therefore take the opportunity of this landmark occasion to recommit to scaling up treatment and prevention strategies, guaranteeing sustainable financing, ensuring access to affordable medicines, and eliminating stigma and discrimination by 2015 .
UN Secretary General Special Envoy
for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean