(PANCAP Coordinating Unit Press Release): The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) has extended congratulations to the new Chair and Vice Chair of the PANCAP-CVC-COIN Technical Advisory Group.
A press release from the PANCAP Coordinating Unit said Mr. Roger McLean and Dr. Gail Gajadhar were elected Chair and Vice-Chair respectively of the PANCAP-CVC-COIN Technical Advisory Group for the Multi-Country Caribbean Global Fund Grant QRA-H-CARICOM 1838 titled “Sustainability of services for Key Populations in the Caribbean”.
Mr. McLean is a Research Fellow/Lecturer HEU, the Centre for Health Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Dr Gajadhar is the Senior Medical Officer, Infectious Diseases Unit, The Department of Health and Wellness in Saint Lucia.
The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is a regional, multi-sectoral body with a mandate to provide oversight to the PANCAP/CVC/COIN Global Fund Grant. That oversight includes ensuring that the implementation of the grant is focused, efficient and flexible, i.e. the TAG ensures that the execution is focused on the right activities, for the right populations and in the right places, in accordance with the performance framework of the PANCAP/CVC/COIN Global Fund Grant. The TAG also ensures that there is efficient use of available resources.
In addition to the election of the new Chair and Vice-Chair, the TAG conducted an orientation of members on governance, oversight functions, management of conflicts of interest, and internal and external communication as well as a reviewing and endorsing of its oversight role and communications plan.
The success of the grant is critical to the Region achieving the 90-90-90 Targets as its objectives are aligned with PANCAP’s vision of an AIDS-free Caribbean.