Mr. Nabeel Javed, District Coordination Officer (DCO) – Rahim Yar Khan, 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 Rahim Yar Khan District AIDS Council is co-chaired 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, EDO Education, District Officer (Health) – Rahim Yar Khan, Medical Superintendent, Sh. Zayed Hospital – Rahim Yar Khan, Deputy Director (Information) – Rahim Yar Khan, District Population Welfare Officer – Rahim Yar Khan, Social Medical Officer, District Jail – Rahim Yar Khan, Mian Imtiaz Ahmad, MNA – Rahim Yar Khan, President PMA – Rahim Yar Khan and President District Bar Association – Rahim Yar Khan. The District AIDS Council will provide guidance to Nai Zindagi’s team operating in Rahim Yar Khan and will monitor progress on a regular basis. The DAC will meet every quarter in order to further improve the quality and scale of rights based services for the program beneficiaries. The DCO assured that the District government would fully support Nai Zindagi Trust through the platform of DAC.