In a well attended inaugural ceremony Mr Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch, Minister for Health, Baluchistan the Chief Guest, was briefed on injecting drug use related HIV in Pakistan and particularly in Baluchistan.

The meeting was attended by the DG Health, Manager Baluchistan provincial AIDS control program, health officials, Anti Narcotics Force, media, civil society and representatives from UNICEF and UNHCR.

SOCIO-Pakistan the sub-receipent of Nai Zindagi for establishing comprehensive harm reduction services in Quetta and Turbat under the GF grant were present and the honorable minister distributed certifcates to staff of SOCIO-Pakistan who were recently trained by Nai Zindagi.

The honorable minister in his speech emphasized the need for a situational assessment of HIV vulnerability and prevalnce among people who inject drugs in Baluchistan and the need for drug treatment services.


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