The Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP) and the National HIV/AIDS Commission (NHAC), will be sensitizing local parliamentarians on HIV and AIDS tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29, at the Radisson Hotel.
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will be the featured speaker at the event, which will also include a cross section of stakeholders drawn from faith-based organizations.
Members of the Opposition will also be in attendance at the half-day session, which commences at 9:00 a.m.
Tomorrow’s PANCAP NHAC session is a continuation of PANCAP’s programme for regional governments ‘What can parliamentarians do to end AIDS’, and is a follow-up to the series of engagements involving parliamentarians under the PANCAP Justice for All programme, supported by the European Union.
Some of the objectives of the PANCAP NHAC session include:
• Outlining the challenges to the Barbados HIV/AIDS response (including barriers toward achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets and eliminating stigma and discrimination that contribute to the ending of the AIDS epidemic).
• Defining parliamentarians’ legislative, representational and oversight roles toward addressing the challenges in ending the AIDS epidemic.