MCC Builds Progress Toward an AIDS-Free Generation
For some partner countries, treating and preventing HIV/AIDS is at the forefront of their national development strategy. MCC’s first compact with Lesotho included a $122 million Health Sector Project that rehabilitated 138 clinics, strengthened Lesotho’s health care infrastructure, and improved the capacity of health care workers. In other countries, health programs are included as part of a multi-pronged approach to development. In Cabo Verde, MCC’s first compact included an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign implemented by contractors building roads, bridges and a port. The program gave construction workers and local community members access to informational sessions, free and voluntary HIV/AIDS testing, and follow-up counseling.