In Jamaica, FHI 360 is working to improve lives in lasting ways through our programs in civil society, education and health. We are partnering with local organizations and government entities to improve the ability of targeted communities to withstand, alleviate and respond to drivers of citizen vulnerability. With a focus on sustainability, FHI 360 experts are working to build local capacity in organizational development, social entrepreneurship, policy reform and the application of a systems approach for multistakeholder engagement.
To enhance employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth, FHI 360 is strengthening the capacity of universities and technical schools to provide market-relevant training. Building on evidence we have gathered through a labor market assessment, institutional landscape analysis and study of barriers to the access and completion of technical education, FHI 360 is strengthening targeted degree programs in selected institutions in key areas, such as curriculum, and teaching and career services.
Our health activities focus on reducing HIV transmission among key populations. We work with the government, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector to increase the reach of HIV prevention and care to those most at risk of acquiring or transmitting the virus. Activities include promoting routine HIV testing and counseling, as well as actively enrolling people with HIV into care and support interventions that enable them to remain in care.