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SERHA Receives New Mobile HIV Testing Unit

Dec 13, 2018  |  Kingston

Mr. Jason Fraser, Country Representative, USAID, hands over key for the mobile unit to Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health. Looking on are (L-R): Ms. Maureen Golding, Regional Director, SERHA and Dr. Dutris Bourne, Regional Technical Director, SERHA and Mrs. Karlene Temple-Anderson (partially hidden), Grants Manager, Ministry of Health

The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) received a new mobile HIV testing unit, valued at  $ 12 million on Thursday, December 13 from the United States Agency International Development (USAID)  under the United States Presidents' Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programme.

Speaking during the handing over ceremony, Mr. Jason Fraser, Country Representative for the USAID, said that the unit will support the HIV programme by making testing more accessible and convenient to people across Jamaica.

Ms. Maureen Golding, Regional Director for SERHA  in her remarks, said that the unit is a tremendous contribution to the fight against the spread of HIV.

She added that with the increased emphasis on HIV testing and early detection, people are seeking HIV tests more regularly than they have in the past and so this mobile testing unit will allow our team to serve an even greater number of clients for years to come.

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