The fourth session of the quarterly meeting of the established ‘District AIDS Council’ (DAC) in Bahawalpur, an initiative of Nai Zindagi under the Global Fund Round 9 – HIV grant, was chaired by Dr. Shahid Khaleeq, Executive District Officer (Health) – Bahawalpur.
The meeting was well attended by Ishtiaq Ahmed Dep D.O (Social welfare), Nouman Rasheed Statistical Officer, Dr. M. Maqbool Q.M.S Civil Hospital, Muhammad Khan DSP Legal and media representatives of Bahawalpur.
The participants were briefed about Nai Zindagi’s In Touch (IT) program, under which the clients who completed their two months at AAU were provided mobile phones which has facilitated the follow up process with the PWID who are on ART in order to promote adherence. Living Support Package was explained in detail and it was informed that in total 182 Packages have been provided to families till date in Bahawalpur. Participants were further updated of the outcome and achievements of the Global Fund supported program in Bahawalpur.