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UWI to launch Caribbean Health Leadership Institute

For Release Upon Receipt - January 25, 2008


The University of the West Indies (UWI) will launch a Caribbean Health Leadership Institute (CHLI) through the office of the UWI HIV/AIDS Response Programme (UWIHARP). The establishment of CHLI/UWIHARP has attracted donations from international institutions including the Pan-Caribbean Partnership against AIDS (PANCAP), which has pledged US$60,000 and a five-year grant of US$2 million from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CHLI is a partnership between the UWI Instructional Development Unit (IDU) and the School of Business at UWI Mona, Jamaica with the North Carolina Institute of Public Health and the Centre for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina. It aims to enhance health leadership and management capacity to improve the delivery of health care across the Caribbean. Dr. Brendan Bain, Professor of Community Health at UWI Mona and Lead Coordinator of UWIHARP will direct the Institute at its inception.

The CHLI, which received the official endorsement from the ministers responsible for Health in the Caribbean at their caucus in Washington D. C. on September 30th, 2007, is set to commence its programme in September 2008. The programme will run in conjunction with the forthcoming Doctorate in Public Health degree. It targets persons involved in managing HIV/AIDS programmes, such as Chief Medical Officers and key staff of the four-year-old Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network (CHART Network). Over time, it is expected to create a lifelong


The University of West Indies HIV/AIDS Response Programme (UWI HARP) is an accelerated institutional response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic across the entire University - on the campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago as well as in the extramural centres scattered throughout the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI HARP is a multidisciplinary group dedicated to using the expertise of the University to work with other committed partners in combating HIV/AIDS and mitigating its impact

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