Key highlights on HIV/AIDS discussedAug 30 2013
The 15th National Commission meeting on HIV/AIDS was held at Terma Linca Resort in Thimphu, today. Today’s key highlights were issues related to the screening of migrants workers at the border entry gates, provision of Anti-retroviral Therapy for migrant workers, Revitalisation of Dzongkhag Multi-Sectoral Task Force and Sustaining Lhaksam as an Independent CSO.
During the meeting, the National HIV/AIDS and STIs Control Program under department of Public Health appraised the members on the status of HIV/AIDS epidemic in the country with the key highlights of the program achievements, gaps and ways forward.
The decisions and recommendations from the commission provides for policy reforms to accommodate recent developments in fight against HIV/AIDS and STIs.
The core mandate of the commission is to formulate policies and advice the government for prevention of HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Infections in Bhutan.
The meeting was chaired by Health Minister, Tandin Wangchuk.