According to the Acting Secretary General of CARICOM, Her Excellency Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite, the meeting, which is also for PANCAP Delegations, was organized to inform delegates on the issues for discussion at the next United Nation’s High Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS.
As the Lead CARICOM Head of Government with responsibility for Health, Human
Resource Development and HIV and AIDS, Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas chaired the meeting that was held at the Ford Foundation in New York, ahead of the two-day UN High-Level Meeting at the United Nations Headquarters.
At the Breakfast Briefing Meeting, the representatives took decisions on various health issues, with a view to obtaining a consolidated regional position on the way forward, in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
Amongst the countries represented at the meeting were St. Lucia, Haiti, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Bahamas, Guyana, Belize, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago.
The delegates assessed the Regional Goals of the St. Maarten Declaration from PANCAP’s 10th Annual General Meeting.
They were also updated on the HIV Conference that is due to be held in November later this year.