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Jamaican Organizations Will Receive PEPFAR Grants To Fight HIV/AIDS Stigma

Five Jamaican organizations on Tuesday signed agreements with the U.S. Ambassador’s HIV Program to receive PEPFAR-funded grants totaling $58,000 for projects aimed at reducing HIV/AIDS-related stigma, the Jamaica Observer reports. The projects will focus on reducing stigma among youth, marginalized populations and faith-based organizations. At the signing, U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica Pamela Bridgewater commended the Jamaican government’s recent action plan to fight HIV/AIDS-associated stigma (Mundle, 5/12).