PARAMARIBO – On September 19, 2017, Ambassador Edwin Nolan signed the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grants Program for fiscal year 2017 with the Suriname Business Coalition against HIV/AIDS and the Medical Mission Primary Health Care. Each recipient received a USD 10,000 grant for implementing projects that focus particularly on identified PEPFAR Key Populations.
The Suriname Business Coalition against HIV/AIDS will address the Key Population “Men having Sex with Men (MSM)”, including persons who feel compelled to hide their sexual orientation from colleagues. The Medical Mission Primary Health Care will distribute HIV/AIDS health promotion toolkits to its medical clinics in the interior. Its project will address “Sex Workers”, another PEPFAR Key Population.
Both recipients have received a PEPFAR Small Grant in previous years.