Central America Region

Central America Region
Population
44,533,440
HIV Prevalence
0.3%

In Central America, NASTAD Global has worked with the CDC-Central America Region office to provide technical assistance and support to ministries of health in four countries: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Panama. From 2014 – 2016, NASTAD Global worked closely with these countries to strengthen and institutionalize their HIV surveillance process. NASTAD Global has also supported the implementation of two regional workshops, the first related to strengthening HIV case-based surveillance, and a second workshop to build the capacity of ministry of health staff in the use of STATA data analysis and statistical software for analysis of bio-behavioral and other epidemiological data.

Activities & Projects

    • Case-based Surveillance of HIV in Guatemala
     

    • NASTAD Global worked with CNE in Guatemala to strengthen the national HIV case-based surveillance system. NASTAD Global assisted CNE with revising the reporting form and supported the implementation of two regional workshops to improve the quality of HIV case surveillance data.   

    • Standard Operating Procedure Development in Belize
     

    • NASTAD Global supported the Belize Ministry of Health in the development of a Standard Operating Procedure Manual (SOP) for the national HIV case surveillance system, in order to document, and standardize the management and utilization of the HIV case surveillance system.

    • Data Management in Costa Rica
     

    • NASTAD Global worked closely with the Costa Rica Ministry of Health to consolidate and streamline its HIV surveillance datasets in order to facilitate the management and utilization of quality HIV data for evidence-based program planning. 

    • Profiling the Epidemic Among Key Populations in Panama
     

    • NASTAD Global partnered with the Panama Ministry of Health to conduct workshops for health care providers on the completion of the HIV case report form and the elicitation of risk behavior information. These trainings strengthened data quality and engagement with key population communities.