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Last updated: November 30, 2021

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 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.

May 11, 2021

Recognizing the need to address the impact of the drought on Jamaica’s economic development, USAID collaborated with the Jamaican Meteorological Service (JMS) and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) to produce a new seasonal drought-related forecast tool.

April 6, 2021

While living in State Care in 2018, Abigail received the opportunity to participate in a Transition to Work internship program funded by USAID through its Transitional Living Program for Children in State Care Activity (TLP-CSC).