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Workshop conducted on HIV measures in Goa

MPT Hospital has signed a Memorandum with NACO (National Aids Control Organization, New Delhi) in 2012 and Ministry of Shipping has partnered with NACO under their “EMPLOYER LED MODEL” in 2015.

 Prevention of HIV / AIDS needs multi sectoral response and mainstreaming. Partnership is one key approach in order for awareness generation, reducing vulnerability and mitigating an impact of HIV among those infected and affected by HIV.

 To strengthen the partnership a workshop on “Strengthening public and private sector response to HIV” was conducted at Panjim recently. The participants were from industries of public and private sector, key stakeholders who are engaged in the world of work response to HIV and officials from Goa, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, State Aids Control Society.

 Dr. Nimish Pillai, Chief Medical Officer/MPT, addressed the workshop on behalf of MPT and appraised about awareness activities conducted by MPT Hospital for their employees and migrant labour workers.

 A meeting was organized at MPT Hospital on 07th September 2017 under the Chairmanship of Dr. Naresh Goyal, Deputy Director General, NACO, New Delhi. Dr. G. V. Prabhu from Goa Shipyard also participated in the meeting attended by representatives of GSACS and six other State Aids Control Societies.

The Members discussed the conduct of Awareness Program on HIV AIDS all over Goa. The representatives from other states highlighted the awareness campaign they conduct on bringing about awareness among the public on HIV AIDS.

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