Focuses on the Economic Consequences of HIV/AIDS for the Region and ways on bringing affordable treatments to the Caribbean. Ministers of Health from across the Caribbean and the United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean will converge on the US Virgin Islands from January 20 through January 22 to discuss the economic impact of HIV/AIDS on the Caribbean.
The meeting hosted by the Inter-American Economic Council, a Washington based non-governmental association that focuses on issues of concern to the Caribbean Basin and Latin America, will be held at the Buccaneer Hotel on St Croix.
USVI Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen, who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus’s Health Braintrust and is a member of the Friends of the Caribbean Caucus in the Congress, invited the Council to hold its meeting on St Croix for the important discussion of bringing affordable treatments for HIV/AIDS to the Caribbean and the economic consequences of the disease for the region.
Caribbean summit on HIV/AIDS [Caribbean Net News]