USG Supports Central America Regional HIV/AIDS Framework
San Jose - March 3, 2010
Ambassador Anne Andrew served as the witness of honor for the Central America Regional HIV/AIDS Framework at a signing ceremony organized by the Central American Council of Ministries of Health (COMISCA). The objective of the Framework is to reduce HIV/AIDS incidence and prevalence in the Central American region by joining resources and coordinating initiatives to enable a robust and more effective response to the region’s epidemic.
This is intended to be accomplished through a five year strategic plan for cooperation among the Government of the United States of America and the governments of seven Central American Countries (Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama).
This Framework offers the U.S. Government (USG) the opportunity to partner with Central American governments, regional and national agencies, civil society, and other donors to influence and mitigate the impact of the HIV epidemic through focused technical assistance and capacity building of persons and health systems. The Framework envisions both regional and national activities.