The second 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 Mr. Muhammad Akram Bhatti, District Officer Coordination (DOC) – Bahawalpur.

The meeting was well attended by Dr. Zakir from EDO health office, Dr. Abdul Aziz from MS Civil Hospital, Dr. Rao Javed Akhtar AMS BVH, media representatives of Bahawalpur.

The participants were informed of the outcome and impact of the Global Fund supported program in Bahawalpur and the achievements were appreciated. A need was expressed to assess needs of people who use drugs in prison settings in Bahawalpur and establish similar activities to mitigate HIV transmission risks.

An exposure tour to the street sites and the CoPc+ office was proposed which would further help in understanding the project, needs of the beneficiaries and the overall service delivery mechanisms.


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