Antigua and Barbuda is one of 12 Caribbean countries joining efforts with the United States Government to sustain its HIV response, as exemplified by the United States-Caribbean Regional HIV and AIDS Partnership Framework 2010–2014 (Partnership Framework). To support the Partnership Framework, the United States Agency for International Development/Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (USAID/EC) asked the Health Systems 20/20 and Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) projects to conduct an integrated health systems and private sector assessment to identify priorities for technical assistance.
The assessment seeks to improve the capacity of Antigua and Barbuda to effectively lead, finance, manage, and sustain the delivery of quality health services, including HIV prevention, care, and treatment. Inherent in the country’s capacity to fulfill these roles is better understanding and catalyzing private sector contributions to health. Although the functioning of the broader health system was the focus of the assessment, particular attention was paid to sustaining the country’s HIV response.Download Now