Health Desk—June 14, 2017: The speakers in a meeting said holistic approach has become an urgent need for more public awareness about the prevailing risks of HIV/AIDS for its successful prevention.
They said collective efforts of all stakeholders and other gatekeepers are very important to prevent anymore infection of the deadly virus.
The observations came at a sensitization meeting on HIV/AIDS and its risk related preventive activities held at the conference hall of Divisional Director of Health in Rajshahi on Wednesday.
Light House Consortium organized the meeting in association with Global Fund Project, icddr,b. Continuation of the Prioritized HIV Prevention Services among key Population in Bangladesh Programme supported the meeting.
About 20 people comprising health service provider, religious leader, lawyer, journalist, law enforcing members and other civil society representatives attended the meeting and took part in the open discussion.
The meeting was presided over by Divisional Director of Health Dr Abdus Sobhan. Besides, Assistant Director Dr Ismat Ara, Assistant Superintendent of Police Saiful Islam, Ward Councilor of Rajshahi City Corporation Abu Sayeed Tuku, College teacher Iffat Ara Raka and President of Dinar Alo Hijra Sangstha Mohona, among others, spoke on the occasion.