Training of Trainers November 2015

NSACS conducts a two day Training of Trainers with the women leaders in Dimapur

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A two day Training of Trainers (ToT) with 31 women leaders from 4 women organizations: Chakhroma Women Organization, Dimasa Women Welfare Society, Naga Women Hoho Dimapur, and Western Sumi Totimi Hoho was conducted by Nagaland State AIDS Control Society on the 12th and 13th of November, 2015, at CMO’s conference hall, Dimapur, for carrying out the village level Inter-Personal Communication (IPC) Campaign in 60 villages/wards/colonies in Dimapur District. The ToT was conducted to capacitate the women leaders, who will in turn capacitate their own community at village/ward/colony level on HIVAIDS issues and concerns. The resource persons were Dr. Joyce Angami, Executive Director, CABA, on  Basics of HIV and AIDS, Stigma and Discrimination and Myths and Misconception, Ms. Metevinuo Sakhrie, Joint Director (IEC), NSACS, on IPC and Communication Skills, Mrs. Thejangunuo Theunuo, Deputy Director (IEC), NSACS, on IPC Toolkit usage and documentation, Ms. Chongkhoi Khaming, Asst. Director (MM), NSACS on the present HIV scenario of Nagaland, and Mrs. Mecievinuo Zhotso, District Programme Officer, DAPCU, on services like Integrated Counseling and Testing Centre, HIV and TB Co-infection, Prevention of Parent to Child Treatment, Early Infant Diagnosis, Anti Retroviral Therapy and Sexually Transmitted Infections. On the first day, Dr. Antoly, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and DACO delivered the welcome address.

The village level IPC campaign is being planned to carry out with the objective to reach out to the vulnerable population, media dark villages, and grassroots level, to enhance risk perception and promote safe behavior, address issues around stigma and discrimination for people infected and affected with HIV and AIDS, and motivate different population groups to seek services-Integrated Counseling and Testing Centre (ICTC), HIV and TB Co-infection, Prevention of Parent to Child Treatment (PPTCT), Early Infant Diagnosis (EID), Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) and Sexually Transmitted Infections(STI) and Care & support services.

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