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26 organizations to receive funding to address HIV and COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean

07 October 2020

As a result of the 2020 Call for Strengthening community-based organizations in the response to HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of COVID-19, UNAIDS received 133 project proposals that met the eligibility criteria of which 26 have now been selected to receive funding for their implementation.

Several online surveys conducted by UNAIDS in the region since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic have showed the diverse vulnerabilities of people living with or affected by HIV, not only in terms of COVID-19 prevention, but also in HIV prevention, access to treatment and human rights violations. Therefore, the selected projects are aimed at addressing the challenges that countries face when responding to the two converging epidemics of COVID-19 and HIV as well as strengthening the role of community organizations to mitigate the vulnerabilities of the people affected by the epidemics, including key populations and people living with or vulnerable to HIV. 

The selected projects will be implemented in 16 different countries of the region including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela.

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