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JAMAICA: $3.3B Needed to Fund Jamaica's HIV Programme by 2030




 

Jamaica Observer (Kingston) (05.29.2013) Aids Weekly Plus

Speaking at the Caribbean Meeting on Strategic HIV Investment and Sustainable Financing held in Kingston on May 29, Jamaican Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson said that the island nation will require $3.3 billion by 2030 to fund its National HIV program. The minister said that the program will require these funds to help ensure that the country’s present 1.7-percent HIV prevalence rate is not surpassed. The Caribbean region currently has the world’s second highest rate of HIV infection.



 


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