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Jamaica AIDS Support gets US$99,000 injection

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2015 | 9:03 AM

Persons living with HIV are set to benefit from improved facilities for treatment, care and support at the Jamaica AIDS Support for Life through an almost US$100,000 grant from the Embassy of Japan.

The US$99,738 grant will go to the entity’s Grassroots Human Security Project.

The funds are expected to facilitate an expansion in medical services and increased counselling support for persons living with HIV.

In his address at the contract signing and handover ceremony yesterday, Minister of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson, said the strengthening of the multi-sectoral response to HIV and AIDS will be key to how readily the country advances towards the UNAIDS targets of zero discrimination, zero transmission and zero AIDS related deaths.

Ferguson also thanked the Government of Japan for its continued support of the health sector in Jamaica.