Belize

In Belize, USAID|PASCA LMG worked with the National AIDS Commission of Belize (NAC), as well as in partnership with organizations of key populations and the private sector.

USAID|PASCA LMG  helped local groups in Belize to successfully advocate for important policy changes, including:

  1. Abolition of the the Sodomy Penalty Act (art. 53 of the Criminal Code), that promoted stigma and discrimination towards key populations. USAID|PASCA LMG supported the implementation of an advocacy strategy with other key partners. The Sodomy Act had been a barrier to access to health services for key populations[1] [2]  and access to HIV prevention and care for people living with HIV.
  2. Structural changes in the HIV legal framework[3] [4]  and increased participation in mechanisms such as the National AIDS Commission. USAID|PASCA LMG provided technical assistance to at least five local organizations to participate in advocacy and evidence-based policy dialogue that was needed to successfully lobby for these changes.
 

 

Our Projects

Project Name Health Systems Health Areas Date
Salud Mesoamérica Initiative
Completed
Leadership, Management & Governance Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health, Family Planning & Reproductive Health May 07, 2013 - September 13, 2017
Program for Strengthening the Central American Response to HIV
Completed
Leadership, Management & Governance HIV & AIDS 2014 - 2017
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