Document Description

This document reflects 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 organ-ized 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); World Association for Sexual Health (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 Regional Consultation and contributed knowledge and expertise producing a set of tools – includ-ing this “Blueprint for the Provision of Comprehensive Care to Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Latin American and the Caribbean” – that will guide planning and implementation of MSM-oriented health promotion and health care activities in the region.