Summary of Regional Consultation on Health Promotion and the Provision of Care to MSM in LAC
This document summarizes discussion and the most relevant recommendations emerging from an expert “Regional Consultation on Health Promotion and the Provision of Care to Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Latin America and the Caribbean.”
The Regional Consultation was held July 14-16, 2009, in Panama City,Panama, and was organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP); the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF); the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); the World Association of Sexology (WAS); and the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC). The Regional Consultation was made possible through the financial support of GTZ (Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit).
More than 50 experts from North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean participated in the consultation and contributed knowledge and expertise producing a set of tools that will guide planning and implementation of health promotion and health care activities for MSM in the Region.