Dr. Farah Masood, District Coordination Officer (DCO) – Toba Tek Singh, Government of Punjab chaired the inaugural session of the recently established ‘District AIDS Council’ (DAC) an initiative of Nai Zindagi under the Global Fund Round 9 – HIV grant.
The Toba Tek Singh District AIDS Council is co-charied by Nai Zindagi Trust and the focal person is the District Officer Coordination. Other members comprise of the District Police Officer, Executive District Officer (EDO) Health, EDO Community Development, Medical Suprintendents of the DHQ Hospital, Assitant Commisioner and District Officer Information.
The District AIDS Council will provide ongoing support to the CoPc+ site established in the district and facilitate the implementation of the program and services. The DAC will meet every quarter in order to further improve the quality and scale of rights based services for the program beneficiaries. The steering committee established as part of the DAC will provide direction and guidance to the program in Toba Tek Singh.