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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"

 

Adopting a community-led human rights and empowerment approach to combat stigma and discrimination towards vulnerable and marginalised groups in the Caribbean region. The project has produced meaningful results and lessons learned. Click here for more

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About AID Inc.

AID Inc.  is a Non-Profit organisation founded in 2004, in the Caribbean and in 2008 in UK, by  academic lecturers and specialist consultants, in close partnership with community actors and decision-makers. The Organisation was formed to fill an urgent need for comprehensive policy and health/social research and skills-building in the Caribbean region and to operate as a programme management unit for mobilising regional and international research and consultant teams, in delivering hands-on technical assistance, national and regional surveys, rapid reviews to inform policy issues and debates and manage implementation short medium and longer term programmes and projects.

We use our expertise in quantitative and qualitative techniques to identify, measure, monitor and evaluate problematic issues, system dynamics, outcomes across priority health and social development issues in the regions we target. We also develop and implement evidence-based  policies, strategies and programmes solutions to alleviate identified issues and their impacts.

Innovative and Effective Partnerships:

We are a small core  unit that operates through long-standing partnerships  with associate consultants and specialists in our focus areas. The key to our efficiency is in our contained overheads, promotion of country ownership and strengthened local NGO institutional capacities and not least, our wide-reaching community, government, private sector and consultant/expert partnerships and netowrks during fact-finding and programme implementation;

We believe that local,organisational and community empowerment and mobilisation for change                                  are key to attaining and sustaining national and global heath & developmental goals and best practices. 

 

Our Core Focus

Since 2004 our Focus areas have included; 

  • Community Development and Empowerment
  • Youth Empowerment and Risk-Reduction
  • Human Rights, Media and Advocacy  action across a number of key focus areas:
    • Reducing stigma and discrimination towards vulnerable and marginalised populations
    • Prevention of trafficking 
    • Preventing Violence against Women and Girls 
    • Promoting Access to Services
  • Strategic Planning for National Health Programmes
  • Private Sector Mobilisation into Social and Health programmes  
  • Ongoing Health Service Decision Support and Benchmarking 
  • Health Services Policy Analysis and Development
  • Health Service Financing strategies and Health Services Costing 
  • Health Economics-  Economic Evaluation of health technologies and programme outcomes 
  • Design and implementation of Community-Based and Led Operational Research for Programme Design and Evaluation
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Health and Social services programmes
  • Health and Social Services Software development and Technical Assistance.

However, due to the wide-reaching nature of the skills and qualifications of associates and core staff, we apply our extensive knowledge-base and problem-solving expertise across a vast range of health and social issues that hold back country and regional development. 

Our Clients 
We serve a diverse group of clients who we refer to as our core funding or implementing partners. These include National and  regional governments, international organizations, foundations, non-profit associations and institutions, and businesses.