(ZIZ)– St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas, continues to be lauded for his leadership role in boosting the hiv/aids drive of the Clinton Foundation’s Health Access Initiative.
Speaking on Monday [April 14], during a meeting with Prime Minister Douglas, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Clinton Health Access Initiative Ira Magaziner praised the nation’s leader stating “You helped encourage us to move forward on our aids initiative, which is the first initiative of the Clinton Foundation,” adding that St. Kitts and Nevis was the first country they visited “to set up work with CARICOM.”
“It was your leadership that enabled us, I think, to move forward to make a contribution,” he said.
Magaziner, who met PM Douglas at an AIDS conference in 2002 in Barcelona, then outlined the progress made to date as a result of Dr. Douglas’ leadership.
“Today we are on the ground in 35 countries and have over 1000 people working on healthcare but it all started here and with your leadership and I know President Clinton is very grateful to you for that successful effort,” he explained.
Magaziner’s visit to St. Kitts was facilitated by the Clinton Foundation Climate Initiative, which met with the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis to discuss renewable energy projects.