HIV remains a major public health issue that affects millions of people worldwide. Although the world has made significant progress in recent decades, important global targets for 2020 were not met.
Now, COVID-19 is exacerbating inequities and disruptions to services, making the lives of many people living with HIV more challenging.
The theme of World AIDS Day 2021 is
End inequalities. End AIDS. With a special focus on reaching people left behind, WHO and its partners are highlighting the growing inequalities in access to essential HIV services.
Since TB and HIV co-epidemic is a major public health problem in many parts of the world, particularly in developing countries, we intend to focus our program in raising awareness about HIV-TB coinfection to the general population, students and staff of Bijeshwori Gyan Mandir School.Time:
-01:30 pm to 03:30 pm (Awareness Program)
Date: Mangsir 15, 2078 B.S
Venue: Bijeshwori Gyaan Mandir Sainik Awasiya Mahavidhyalaya, Bijeshwori
-To raise awareness on HIV and TB among students and community people.
-To promote the role of the family in the management, care, prevention and educationOf HIV-AIDs and TB
a.Community Medicine Department, NAIHS-COM
b.MBBS students of 8th batch (3rd years), NAIHS-COM
List of personnel involved on behalf of NAIHS-COM awareness program:
1. Assistant Prof. Dr. Leela Paudel , Department of Community Medicine, NAIHS-COM
2. Dr. Prajwol Pathak, Department of Community Medicine, NAIHS-COM
3. MBBS 3rd year students, 8th batch, NAIHS-COM
HIV-AIDS Awareness Program:
i)A flash mob, a presentation, a role play and a poem together led to a successful HIV-AIDS awareness program.
ii)The program began with a flash mob with theme of HIV-AIDS. The choreographer was Mr. Promish Dahal and Ms. Roshna Khadka. The dance was entertaining , yet created a huge impact over the audience regarding stigma related to HIV-AIDS.
iii)The Masters of Ceremonies of the event were Mr. Suresh Thapa and Ms. Samikshya Adhikari who kicked off the program with established yet bitter statistics about HIV-AIDS in the context of Nepal as well as the world. The smooth conduction of the program and facts throughout the program really left the audience to think consciously about their health.
iv)There was a presentation by Ms. Madanika Ghimire, Mr. Sakar Pant, Mr. Anupam Singh Thapa, Ms. Pooja Rokaya and Ms. Swastika Khatri covering the modes of transmission, stages of HIV-AIDS, available treatment options and stigma related to HIV-AIDS, which was followed by a quick question- answer session.
v)The role-play lasted for about twenty minutes and comprised of an HIV infected couple who were ill-treated by their relatives and other people in community. The role play ran the audience through series of varied emotions and conveyed a deep message regarding the stigma related to HIV-AIDS.
vi)Concept of the the role-play was of Mr. Suresh Thapa, Mr. Saurab Adhikari, Mr. Aakriti Neupane and Mr. Abhishek Shrivastav. The lead role-players were Mr. Saurab Adhikari and Ms.Reshu B.K and narrator was Ms. Swastika Baiju.
vii)The poem was narrated by Ms. Aastha Oli which was based on stigmas related to HIV-AIDS.
viii)The vote of thanks was delivered by Mr. Abhishek Shrivastav.
ix)The program was co-ordinated by Dr. Leela Paudel and Dr. Prajwol Pathak.
The program lasted for about 2 hours. The audience comprised of the Vice principal and staffs of Bijeshwori Gyan Mandir Sainik Mahavidhyala (BGMSM), faculties of department of Community Medicine , Grade 9 students of BGMSM along with 3rd year /8th batch students of NAIHS-COM.
Some Glimpe Of The Event:
Published Date: 02 Dec, 2021