Discrimination Free Health Care Settings
HIV Stigma and Discrimination training course for HIV prevention and treatment service providers in Afghanistan – Mar 13-15, 2017
Due to lack of sufficient skills and poor knowledge about HIV/AIDS, high level of stigma and discrimination against HIV key affected population and people who are HIV positive exist in Afghanistan. In response to that important ethical concern, YHDO is conducting a three days training about stigma and discrimination related to HIV. The overall goal is to enable key HIV prevention and treatment stakeholders to adopt a better approach towards HIV key affected population and PLHIV. The training course is facilitated by experts from National AIDS Control Program (NACP) of the Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan (MOPH). A total of 23 participants are attending the stigma training, funded by Multicounty South Asia (MSA), Regional Grant for HIV of Global Fund through Save the Children Nepal’s office.
The training will enable participants to ensure stigma and discrimination free settings in their service delivery sites and ensure compliances with MOPH policy related to stigma and discrimination linked to HIV in health care settings.
At the end of the training the participants should be able to:
· Understand stigma and discrimination and their impact on people living with HIV.
· Be familiar with the elements of supportive legal and policy environment for HIV prevention and care among the high-risk groups
· Identify strategies they can employ to improve the enabling environment for HIV prevention among the high-risk groups