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“The difference for most, between a saved life and a sustained life, is the move beyond access to life - saving medicines …to cost-effective community-led leadership & capacity development  and economic empowerment strategies"


Through our  partners, Dance4Life, youth lead the way in tackling social and health disorders, engaging key actors and holding policy - makers accountable for progressive change. View 6-years  of d4lBarbados 2009 -2015. 



AIDInc’s development vision is to prevent and mitigate the impact of social and health problems on our communities, focusing on knowledge acquisition and learning, effective decision support and novel, targeted cost-effective alleviation strategies. In doing so, we will continue to develop best practices from the grass roots that will lead to a sustained and effective fight against preventable health and social disorders.


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arrowBEYOND THE PROJECT ACTION: AIDInc Combats Stigma and Discrimination and builds resources and partnerhsips  for sustainability  

In 2009 AIDInc successfully bid for  3 -year DfID Contract to combat Stigma & Discrimination in the Caribbean Region. This project was the first of its kind to adopt  a regional human rights evidence based approach to stigma reduction and at the same-time seek to establish and strengthen  a tripartite oversight structure for implmentation and long term  sustainbility, in the form of a regional stigma and discrimination unit (PANCAP-RSDU)  situated in Barbados and coordinated through the HIV technical  unit (PANCAP) of the  CARICOM  Government -   in Guyana. 


The project was deemed high risk by the donors in this regard. However, not withstanding several obstacles and bottlenecks, by 2012 significant capacity and voice had been built among civil society, in particular, marginalised communities -  empowering them to meaningfully lead national anti- stigma and human rights initiatives,  underpinned  by strong  horizontal and vertical partnerships, i.e. with National AIDS programmes  faith leaders, media and youth organisations. Beyond 2013, a number of resources and tools  are available and used by community groups to continue to target and empower vulnerable groups and reduce human rights violations enacted towards them.




arrowThe Maria Holder Memorial Trust donates  core funds to Dance4lifebarbados for 3rd year.


For the 3rd year in a row the MHT has funded the Dance4life intitive in Barbados. the programme  is demonstrating successes in youth leadership development, empowerment of youth in participating  advocacy action  and promoting a visible and audible platform for the youth voice to be heard and acted upon.   

Emerging successes and lessons learned..coming soon!


arrowMAC AIDS FUND, Rihanna and PEPFAR team up to support Dance4lifebarbados.

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arrowAIDInc  and ICT partners, Dotsquares launch a UKaid funded Stigma and Discrimination portal for the Caribbean  through the PAN Caribbean partnership for HIV and AIDS   (PANCAP)

Earlier this year, AIDInc  solidified  their 4 year  partnership  with Dotsquares   with the deveiopment and launch of  the portal.

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AIDInc builds capacity in programme management  and  policy action  to tackle HIV and AIDS  in the British Overseas Territories

In 2008 AIDInc partnered  with Options UK as the Caribbean Regional Implementation Unit on DfID contract to Tackle HIV & AIDS in the British Overseas Territories. Three years later in 2011,  read about the successes at project  close -  off. 

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AIDInc  partners with UNDP Belize

AIDInc  partners with UNDP in Belize to raise awareness and increase respect  for Human rights. AIDInc has initiated the design process for the  "Know your Laws and Rights"  campaign 

 Download the report of the design process  

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Health Systems Strengthening in Belize 

Since 2015, AIDInc has been commissioned by the World Bank and Government of Belize to conduct an Assessment of the National Health Insurance Pay for Performance (P4P) programme and deliver policy recommendations for sustainability and national scalability.   The initiative is being co-led by team Leader Roger  England, health systems expert  and director of Health Systems Workshop  (HSW)  Sarah Adomakoh, AIDinc  UK principal consultant and executive director is leading the technical support to identify and address health information system gaps, structural issues and pitfalls in collection and monitoring processes,  in order to improve overall tracking and evaluation of outcomes.  


Transferring emerging best practice models of civil society empowerment and human rights from LAC region to the African Continent. 

AIDInc has   partnered with international NGOs and National CSOs  working across West Africa to build upon lessons learnt in adapting community-led and community - researched and community-designed approaches  to deliver  tailored programmes  that empower communities  to have their voices heard, improve access to needed essential goods and services according their basic  human rights 


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Youth leadership and Empowerment in the Caribbean and Latin America

Dance4Life (D4L) Barbados. Dance4Life (D4L) Barbados. AIDInc are the founders and concept owners of the  Youth Development and Leadership Programme. D4L uses novel youth-led schools and community-based approaches to design and implement action plans to tackle HIV & AIDS and other regional and global development issues through youth talent, voice, public platforms and partners. The youth advocate, implement programmes and engage their peers, teachers, community groups, private sector leaders and community actors and hold decision-makers accountable for change. D4L has delivered successful outcomes in Barbados and has expanded its reach to Belize and Guyana and beyond  -  sharing  and adapting an emerging sucessful and innovative evidence informed youth empowerment model. 

Click here to download AIDInc's Dance4Life  newsletter of the  Barbados programme.

View the d4l Videos  - 6 years & Forever young

To learn more, visit dance4lifebarbados  or the International site of D4L for more information


Civil society empowerment and human rights in LAC region  

AIDInc has  implemented an evidence- based, community-led pilot project that has empowered and built skills of rural  Amerindian girls and their parents and key communty gatekeepers  in the interior hard-to-reach regions of  Guyana, to  tackle  violence against women and human trafficking.






Coming Soon! Programme Evaluations and Best Practices Portal


Caribbean Regional Stigma and Discrimination Portal



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Download D4L and AIDInc youth anti-stigma toolkit for the Regional  stigma Unit 



AIDInc and community partners have designed and piloted the Community Oriented Research and Empowerment (CORE) approach. This formative research has been used to inform the implementation of coordinated community-led respones in stigma reduction and promotion of respect for human rights:  



Funded by UKAID, AIDInc partnered with UNICEF and Options Consulting UK in strengthing Health and Famaily Life education (HFLE) in the UK Oversease territories in the  Caribbean . Here are the briefs...

Overview of Objectives 

HFLE Good Practice in Turks & Caicos

HFLE and sexuality training workshop in the   British Virgin Islands (BVI)


HIV and the World of Work

Download the Workplace HIV, Health & Wellness Programming toolkit  for the Tourism_Sector

Connect with some of  our partners


                                 dance4life Barbado


   dance4life International


    MHM Maria Holder Memoria Trust

      United Nations Development Programme Belize