Resource Type: Report
Authors: Laurel Hatt, Abigail Vogus, Barbara O’Hanlon, Kathy Banke, Taylor Williamson, Michael Hainsworth, and Shirley Augustine
“St. Kitts and Nevis 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. 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.
To identify priority areas for support from regional partners and donors, the two projects conducted an integrated health systems and private sector assessment. 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.
The assessment described in this report is a first step toward improving the capacity of St. Kitts and Nevis 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 carry out these roles is better understanding and catalyzing private sector contributions to health. Although the functioning of the broader health system is the focus of the assessment, particular attention was paid to sustaining the country’s HIV response.”Download Now