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December 1, 2021

While her son participated in the mentorship and counseling program, Kenneille benefited from the Parent Support and Training Program, implemented by the Clarendon Parish Development Committee with support from USAID. The counseling helped her control her anger and learn how to talk to her son without losing her temper. 

November 30, 2021

In 2003, under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the United States established its first efforts to combat HIV globally.  In 2009 PEPFAR created a regional HIV prevention and care program in the Caribbean. From the beginning, USAID has been a key USG agency implementing PEPFAR. In Jamaica, USAID provides assistance to JASL to ensure that treatment and care services are provided to targeted populations that are most in need, in order to control the HIV epidemic.

July 21, 2021

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, or IBRD) priced a catastrophe bond that will provide the Government of Jamaica with financial protection of up to US $185 million against losses from named storms for three Atlantic tropical cyclone seasons ending in December 2023.

July 6, 2021

USAID continues to help build more resilient health systems critical to the response and recovery from this global pandemic. That includes the ability to ensure uninterrupted health care and functioning health institutions during crises -- and especially in the event of COVID waves that continue around the globe.

June 7, 2021

Recently, we chatted with 28-year-old Dainalyn Swaby, a climate communicator who started her communications journey with the USAID-supported activity Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (JaREEACH). From 2012 to 2019, JaREEACH worked to protect rural lives, livelihoods and ecosystems in targeted Jamaican communities affected by climate change through adaptation and resilience.


Last updated: January 18, 2022

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