Caribbean AIDS Telecommunication Information Network (CATIN)
CATIN is a network organized to provide critical health information on HIV/AIDS and STI's to member countries as well as to coordinate and promote prevention and control programmes in conjunction with regional National AIDS Programmes (NAP) and National AIDS Coordinating Committees (NACC) within each participating country. CATIN aims to improve the health status of participating countries through an increased awareness on the impact and prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS.
Caribbean Epidemiology Center (CAREC)
CAREC - a public health information, service and consulting organization - is dedicated to being the best at providing information that people need to improve health and prevent disease in the Caribbean. Its mission is to improve the health status of Caribbean people by advancing the capability of member countries in epidemiology, laboratory technology and related public health disciplines through technical cooperation, service, training, research and a well trained motivated staff.
Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC)
Housed at the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica, CARIMAC is the only regional tertiary level communications school in the Caribbean. The program offers both theoretical and practical courses to equip students with the professional knowledge, values and discipline they need to become effective communicators in an increasingly complex world. Beyond the Mona campus, CARIMAC has been responsible for enhancing a Caribbean consciousness and a higher level of cooperation between specialists involved in the environment and health sectors in particular through its organization of seminars, workshops and conferences. CARIMAC believes that in the long run, the sensitive application of intellect and skill will raise the capacity and improve the performance of our media systems, thereby contributing to the development and accessibility of our cultures.
Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (CRN+)
CCRN is the only civil society organization of regional scope, managed by and working directly with the community of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in the Caribbean. CRN+ is committed to empowering and supporting persons infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS through advocacy, research, partnership, capacity building and resource mobilization. It works to ensure that the needs of PLWHA, based on priorities identified by PLWAH, take precedence in all regional and national HIV/AIDS interventions.
Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the specialized organization for health of the Inter-American System. It also serves as the regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization and enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system.
Pan-Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP)
(hyperlink to ) PANCAP was established at the February 2001 Meeting of the CARICOM Heads of State and endorsed by the Nassau Declaration on Health 2001. The Partnership aims to scale up the response to HIV/AIDS in the region through its specific mandate: to advocate for HIV/AIDS issues at government and highest levels; to coordinate the regional response and mobilise resources, both regional and international; and, to increase country-level resources, both human and financial, to address the epidemic.
Population Services International (PSI)
PSI is a nonprofit organization that harnesses the vitality of the private sector to address the health problems of low-income and vulnerable populations in more than 60 developing countries. With programs in malaria, reproductive health, child survival and HIV, PSI promotes products, services and healthy behavior that enable low-income and vulnerable people to lead healthier lives. Products and services are sold at subsidized prices rather than given away in order to motivate commercial sector involvement. In their HIV programs, PSI uses a balanced and targeted approach including the promotion of abstinence, mutual fidelity and correct and consistent condom use. PSI also implements voluntary counseling and testing alongside a variety of educational and behavior change communication campaigns that discourage harmful cultural norms such as unprotected sex, cross-generational sex and stigma and prejudice against people living with HIV. In 2005, PSI products and services are estimated to have prevented more than 200,000 HIV infections.
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The World Bank is working shoulder to shoulder with governments, civil society, donors, and other international organizations in the Caribbean to provide critical financial resources and technical assistance to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and provide treatment and care for people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.