Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Health Systems and Private Sector Assessment

Cover Page: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Health Systems and Private Sector AssessmentResource Type: Report
Authors: Michael Rodriguez, Taylor Williamson, Abigail Vogus, Elizabeth Macgregor-Skinner, Donna-Lisa Pena, Anneke Wilson, and Sharon Nakhimovsky
Published: 2/1/2012

Resource Description:

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is one of 12 Caribbean countries joining efforts with the United States Government in the United States-Caribbean Regional HIV and AIDS Partnership Framework 2010–2014 (Partnership Framework). The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is working through two projects, Health Systems 20/20 and Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS), to provide a variety of health systems strengthening technical assistance to countries in the eastern Caribbean, as part of this Partnership Framework. Additional partners in this effort included the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), and the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network (CHART).

The assessment described in this report is a first step toward improving the capacity of Saint Vincent to effectively lead, finance, manage, and sustain the delivery of quality health services, including HIV prevention, care, and treatment. Important to the country’s capacity to carry out these roles is better understanding and catalyzing private sector contributions to health. While the functioning of the broader health system is the focus of the assessment, particular attention was paid to sustaining the country’s HIV response.

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