The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, concluded the regional meeting to provide guidance on the implementation of the Regional Framework on Migrant Health and Rights yesterday in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
A release from PANCAP’s website states that the purpose of the meeting was to facilitate input from regional stakeholders for finalizing a guidance document – on how to implement the Framework on Migrant Health and Rights within their country context.
The outcomes of the meeting included an agreement on a holistic approach to providing services for migrants including social services through an inter-sectoral strategy.
Participants emphasized that the health priorities of each territory must guide the implementation of the Migrant Framework at the country level as well as on the implementation of the Framework on Migrant Health and Rights at the country level in the interest of protecting and safeguarding public health throughout the region.
There was also broad agreement on the need to implement the Framework at the country level from a Human Rights perspective.