STATE CONSULTATION ON SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS INFECTED AND AFFECTED WITH HIV:
The State Consultation on Social Protection for children and adolescent infected and affected by HIV/AIDS was held on the 30th of November, 2018 in the conference hall of the Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Nagaland.
The consultation was attended 22 participants representing Health Dept., State Child Protection Society, Nagaland State Legal Services Authority, Naga Mothers Association, Dept. of School Education, Society of the Welfare of Children affected by HIV/AIDS (SWABHA), FHI 360 (OVC), Vihaan Care & support, NNagadao and DAPCU: The issues and challenges were highlighted and availability of social benefit schemes shared by the concerned dept.
STATE CONSULTATION ON JWG FOR YOUTH
Coordination Meeting of Joint Working Group (JWG) for youth on HIV & AIDS was conducted at NSACS Conference Hall, DoH&FW; Kohima on the 25th of July, 2018, consisting of Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE), NEHRU Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), Department of Higher & Technical Education, Department of School Education, SCERT, and Nagaland State AIDS Control Society. 11 members attended the program.
STATE CONSULTATION ON UPTAKE OF SOCIAL PROTECTION SCHEME FOR PLHIV, CABA AND MARPS:
The State Consultation meeting on Uptake of Social Protection Schemes for PLHIV, CABA & MARPs was organized by Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) and Vihaan, on held on 31st July 2018 at NSACS Conference Hall, Directorate of Health and Family Welfare.
The meeting was chaired by Dr. Ngangshimeren, Project Director, NSACS. Ms. Metevinuo Sakhrie, Joint Director (IEC) presented on mainstreaming and social protection schemes. She mentioned that mainstreaming with allied departments was to ensure social protection for PLHIV, CABA & MARPs, to reduce the impact of HIV on households by ensuring entitlements and benefits to them. An overview of social protection under Vihaan Care and support Programme in Nagaland was presented by Ms. Rukuomenuo Dzuvichu, Programme Officer Vihaan, where she presented the number of PLHIV linked to various social welfare schemes and the support received from organizations, well-wishers etc. Mr. Lanu, President NNP+ shared about the the need of schemes and social protection for a holistic growth for PLHIV. The existing scheme facilities under respective departments were shared by officials from line departments (Department of Social Welfare, Department of rural Development, Department of Industries and Commerce, Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, Department of Food and Civil Supplies and Nagaland State Legal Services Authority.
SENSITIZATION AND TRAINING OF OFFICIALS OF DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIES AND COMMERCE
A one day sensitization on HIV & AIDS was held with the Staff / Trainers and Trainees of Nagaland Tool Room and Training Centre on the 11th of December, 2018, at Nagaland Tool Room and Training Centre, Dimapur. The program was organized by Nagaland State AIDS Control Society in collaboration with the Department of Industries & Commerce, Govt. of Nagaland. The program was attended by 133 participants. The programme was chaired by Mr. Benathung Humtsoe, D.A (IEC) NSACS. The welcome address was given by Er. Epibeni Ezung, Vice Principal Nagaland Tool Room & Training Centre.
The topics were Basics of HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS Act 2017, and importance of HIV testing. The resource persons were Ms. Metevinuo Sakhrie, JD (IEC) NSACS Mrs. Thejangunuo, Dy. Director (IEC), and NSACS and Ms. Tipebeni, Counselor, MICTC Dimapur. The programme concluded with a Vote of Thanks delivered by Ms. Chongkoi Khaming, AD (MM) NSACS. HIV testing facility was provided at the training venue by DAPCU Mobile ICTC, Dimapur. 43 participants came forward for HIV testing. IEC materials were distributed to the participants.
SENSITIZATION OF GOVT. OFFICIALS FROM DEPT. OF YOUTH RESOURCES AND SPORTS :
A one day Sensitization on HIV & AIDS was held with the sports officials and students of Indira Gandhi Academy. The programme was compered by Ms. Priscilla Imchen, D.A (IEC) NSACS.
The welcome address was delivered Mr. Yanbemo, Administrator, IG stadium. The objectives of the Training was shared by Ms. Metevinuo Sakhrie Joint Director (IEC) NSACS.
On the occasion, Ms. Metevinuo Sakhie, Joint Director (IEC) exhort the gathering. A session on the basic facts about HIV & AIDS and the State scenario was taken by Ms. Thejangunuo Theunuo, Dy. Director (IEC). Mr. Benathung Humtsoe, D.A (IEC), took a session on the Importance of Blood Donation. A special number was presented by the students of Indira Academy. An HIV & AIDS awareness Pledge taking was led by Ms. Chongkoi Khaming, Asst. Director (MM). An interactive session was conducted where the students were divided into four groups, as per their sports discipline (Archery, Wresting, Football and Boxing) and had a quiz competition HIV & AIDS and Blood donation. The Archery group was declared the winner. The programme concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Ms. Tialila Longkumer, IEC NSACS.
SENSITIZATION & TRAINING PROGRAM WITH THE OFFICIALS & STAFF OF THE DEPT. OF LAND RESOURCES
A one day training and sensitization program with the officials and staff of the Dept. of Land Resources was held on the 30th of August, 2018, at the Conference hall, Dept. of Land Resources. The program was chaired by Ms. Metevinuo Sakhrie, Joint Director (IEC). She welcomed the participants and thanked the department for providing the platform to share and disseminate information on HIV & AIDS. The welcome and keynote address was delivered by Mr. Hoto Yeptho, Director, Dept. of Land Resources. The objective of the training and sensitization program was shared by Mr. Benathung Humtsoe, Div. Asst. HIV scenario and services available under NSACS was presented by Ms. Thejangunuo, DD (IEC). The Basic information about HIV & AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections was shared by Dr. Mehokhu Zao, Sr. Medical Officer, ART Plus Centre, NHAK.The area of mainstreaming for Issues relating to HIV & AIDS was presented by Ms. Metevinuo Sakhrie, Joint Director (IEC). The mainstreaming efforts and strategy undertaken with various Govt. Depts., Private and Public Sectors, Civil Societies, development partners, NGOs, etc, was highlighted.
The program was attended by 47 participants (officials and staff of the Department & NSACS).
TRAINING OF NHM OFFICIALS, IEC OFFICERS
NSACS collaborated with NHM during the one day review cum strategizing meeting of District IEC Personnel (NHM & Bureau) on 13th of September, 2018. The program was held at SPMU Hall, DoH & FW, Kohima. The program was attended by 21 IEC personnel from NHM and IEC Bureau. Ms. Metevinuo Sakhrie, Joint Director (IEC), NSACS took a session on awareness on HIV & AIDS. The HIV prevalence rate of Nagaland and district wise in particular (from April till July 2018- SIMS data) was highlighted. The various services and facilities such as ICTC/PPTCT, ART, OST, TI NGOs, STIs, etc, under NSACS, and the activities conducted under IEC and mainstreaming to reach out to all section of people/Govt./civil societies/stakeholders for HIV prevention was shared during the presentation. For collective efforts; in working for the cause of HIV & AIDS, she requested the District Media officers/IEC officials, to co-ordinate with DAPCU for outreach activities & Health Camps. It was informed that they could collect IEC materials for DAPCU & display in PHCS, CHCS and SCs.
ADVOCACY WITH SIRD/RD:
NSACS requested the Department of SIRD for collaboration during training programs. The department intimated the same during the traning program on capacity building programme for elected women representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions. Through this training program, three districts were covered and trained 155 women leaders in collaboration with District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit.
KOHIMA: A session on HIV/AIDS was taken during the training on capacity building programme for elected women representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions for Kohima district Organized by Ministry of women and child development in Association with NIPCCD & SIRD Nagaland, on the 29th of October 2018, Mrs. Thejangunuo Theunuo, DD (IEC),NSACS and Mr. Benathung Humtsoe, Div. Asst. (IEC), NSACS, attended the program and took two sessions on “ Scenario of HIV and AIDS” and “ Basics of HIV and AIDS”. The program was participated by 44 women representative from 7 blocks ( Jakhama, Chiephobozou, Kohima, Sechu Basa, Chunlika, Tseminyu and Tsiemekhuma under Kohima district.
KIPHIRE: 45 women representattive were tranined on HIV/AIDS by DAPCU Kiphire during the traning on capavity building program for elecetd women representatives of Panchayati Raj in Kiphire district organised by Ministry of women and Child Development in association with NIPCCD New Delhi amd SIRD Nagaland on the 12th of March, 2019, at Hopongkyu Memorial Hall.
PHEK: 65 women leaders were tranined on HIV/AIDS by DAPCU Phek during the capacity building program for elected women representatives of Panchayati Raj on the 14th of March 2019 at DRDA Hall, Phek, organised by Ministry of women and Child Development in association with NIPCCD New Delhi amd SIRD Nagaland.
DISTRICT CONSULTATION/FOLLOW UP MEETING ON STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION, CABA, UPTAKE OF SOCIAL PROTECTION SCHEMES AND LEGAL PROTECTION (2018-19)
The District Consultation/Follow up meeting on Stigma and Discrimination, CABA, Uptake of Social Protection Schemes and Legal Protection (2018-19) was conducted in 10 (ten) districts by District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit.
|districts||Date||Resource persons||No of persons|
|KOHIMA||11th September 2018 at KNP+ Office, Kohima||Dr. Asunu Sakhrie, DACO/DTO, District TB Centre, Kohima, Ms. Rokuoneinuo, Project Coordinator, Care & support Centre, KNP+, Ms. Mushem, Treasurer, KNP+, Mr. Hebou, CDPO, Deptt. of Social Welfare, Ms. Sashimenla Pongen, Inspector, Deptt. of Food & Civil Supplies, Apila Sangtam, Panel Lawyer, Kohima District Legal Services Authority (KDLSA) and Mr. Keduvi Zhotso, Panel Lawyer, KDLSA.||20|
|MOKOKCHUNG||28th of September 2018 from Penli Community Hall, Mokokchung||Dr. Kibangkumba, Dy. CMO, Mokokchung, Mr. Moatemjen, Member, Mokokchung District Legal Service Association, Miss, Asula Longkumer, Programme Officer, Child Protection Cell, Mr. Wapang jamir, President, Mokokchung District Network of Positive People and Mr. Bendangkokba, CDPO, Mokokchung.||20|
|DIMAPUR||7th of September 2018 at CMO Conference Hall||Mr. N. Kevichusa, Retainer Lawyer, DDLSA, Mr. Yanbemo Ngullie, Panel Lawyer, DDLSA, Mrs. Moajungla, from District Child Protection unit, Mrs. Freda Angami, District Education Office, Ms. Lucy, Dimapur District Network of Positive People, Mr. Yanger, M& E Assiatant, DAPCU Dimapur.||52|
|PHEK||5th September 2018 at MS Conference Hall, District Hospital Phek.||Mr. N. Longshithung Ezung, District Sessions Judge and Chairman Phek District Legal Services Authority (PDLSA), Mr. Kuduvo Kezo, DPO, DAPCU Phek, Mr. Ketobu, District Child Protection Officer, Mr. Mamang Singson, Retainer Lawyer and Mr. mese Letro, President, Phek District Network of Positive People||27|
|PEREN||22nd of September 2018 at CHC Jalukie Conference Hall||Mr. Asungbe, retainer lawyer, Legal and probation Officer ICPS Peren, Mr. Echang, Panel Lawyer, Preren District legal Services Authority, Mr. Wikambo, President, District Level networl, Peren||23|
|ZUNHEBOTO||19th of October 2018||Mr. Vekhoyi Chakhesang, ADC, Zunheboto, Dr. G. Viholi Sema, DACO/DTO, Zunheboto, Mr. Ajit K. Ranjan, SDO ( c) Zunheboto, Dr. Mughato Achumi, MO, ARTC, Zunheboto and Mr. Hokishe Chophy, DPO, DAPCU, Zunheboto||20|
|KIPHIRE DISTRICT||30th August 2018 at CMO Conference Hall, Kiphire||Mr. Tsaliba, President, District Level Network, DLN, Mr. Athrongba, Counsellor, ART Centre Kiphire, Mr. Hotingkyu Sangtam, Panel Lawyer, Kiphire District Legal Service Authority and Ms. Tsiatsivi, DPO, DAPCU, Kiphire||14|
|WOKHA||28th September 2018 at WNP+ Office Wokha||Dr. Benchilo, DACO/DTO, Wokha, Mr. David Ezung, Panel Lawyer, Wokha District Legal Services Authority, Ms. Erenbeni Kikon, Senior Supervisor, ICDS, Mr. Mhathung Odyuo, Supervisor, ICDS, Mrs. Apeni Lotha, President, WNP+ and Mr. Lichumo Odyuo, DPO, DAPCU, Wokha.||24|
|MON||25th September 2018 at DRDA Conference Hall||Dr. Yingnei, MO In-charge, ICTC and LAC+ Mon, Mr. Phamang, District Field Officer, Project Ahana, Ms. Ruth, Nurse, LAC+, DH Mon, Mr. Manon, Coordinator, Mon District legal Services Authority, Ms. Amai, Nurse, Turning Point Organization and Mr. Longyim tzudir, DPO, DAPCU Mon||20|
|TUENSANG||20th August 2018||Dr. T. Pangjung Sangtam, CMO, Tuensang, Mr. Imsu Pongen, Project Officer, NACO-NETSU, District Child Protection Officer, Tuensang, Programme Coordiantor Vihaan, District Legal Service Service Authority Tuensang, and President, District Level Network, Tuensang||20|
ADVOCACY WITH STUDENTS UNION :
- Aliba Kaketshir Telongjem, Mokokchung District
A one day seminar on HIV & AIDS was conducted by the Aliba Kaketshir Telongjem, Mokokchung on 2nd August, 2018, at Aliba Village Community Hall. The resource person during the program was Ms. Walunila, Counsellor, ICTC, IMDH Mokokchung. Other speakers during the seminar include, Mr. Alemjungshi, President, Aliba Students’ Union (ASU), Mr. Tinumayang, Vice-President, ASU, and Mr. Meyanichet, Gen. Secretary ASU. The seminar was attended by 62 participants.
- Kohima Chakhesang Students’ Union, Kohima.
The Kohima Chakhesang Students’ Union conducted a one day awareness program on HIV and AIDS on 11th August, 2018, from Mount Sinai Hr. Secondary School, Kohima. Ms. Sentimongla Tzudir, DPO, DAPCU Kohima was the resource person. Altogether 49 participants attended the programme out of which 18 individuals got tested for HIV.
- Dibuia Senso Telongjem, Kohima.
A seminar on sensitization of HIV & AIDS was conducted by Dibuia Senso Telongjem Kohima on 11th August, 2018, at State College of Teachers’ Education, Kohima. Dr. Ngangshimeren, Project Director, NSACS, and Dr. Amenla, MO, ARTC, NHAK were the resource persons. Altogether 32 participants attended the programme.
- Yangli Students’ Union, Longkhim, Tuensang. An awareness programme on HIV & AIDS was conducted by Yangli Students’ Union on 28th December, 2018, at Yangli Mission Compound with Mr. Tsili Sangtam as the resource person. Altogether 46 participants attended the programme.
State Level GIPA consultation and Dissemination of HIV/AIDS (Prevention and Control) Act 2017
State-level ‘Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA) consultation and dissemination of HIV/AIDS (Prevention and Control) Act 2017’ was conducted on 19th March, 2019, at Kohima. The programme began with opening remarks by Mr. Lanu, President NNP+. Ms. Metevinuo Sakhrie, Joint director, IEC -NSACS in her keynote address highlighted about GIPA aims and objectives and its principles. Ms. HukatoliChophy from LFA encouraged the PLHIV on living a responsible life. Legal Consultant NSACS Mr. N. Mozhuiin in his session explained about the provisions of the HIV/AIDS Act. Other topics of the day included, ‘overview of care, support and treatment (CST) under NACO’; ‘public speaking, participation and positive living’; and ‘organization management and mainstreaming’. The resources persons were Dr. Nitovi, Deputy Director CST, NSACS; Dr. Viketoulie, SMO, State Mental Health Institute, and Shan Ezung of FHI360. The programme was attended by 35 participants.
NSACS collaboration with Nagaland State Legal Service Authority (NSLSA) and District Legal Service Authority:
Eight District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit (DAPCU) participated in the mega legal service camp organised by Nagaland State Legal Service Authority (NSLSA) and District Legal Service Authority in all the districts, with the theme ‘Access to Justice for all’. It may be noted that the opportunity of NSACS- DAPCU participation in the legal camps was an outcome of state consultation on uptake of social protection scheme for PLHIV, CABA and MARPS held on the 31st of July 2018, at NSACS Conference hall. 40 people were counseled and tested for HIV. IEC materials were distributed and HIV awareness was created through banners, stalls and Posters.