NNP+ in collaboration with Yingli Mission Society with support from LFA-UNAIDS conducted district level advocacy campaign on HIV and AIDS with the key stakeholders on August 19 at Lempong Hall, Longleng under the theme “Together we can !”.
Changlong Phom, P.S to S. Pangnyu Phom, Parliamentary Secretary, RD and REPA graced the campaign as guest speaker on behalf of parliamentary secretary. Speaking on the theme, he stated HIV is a reality in the society and challenged Phom community not to fully depend on government or funding agencies.
He urged all the sections of society to give concerted efforts to prevent the spread of disease and to reduce stigma and discrimination
The welcome note was addressed by C.K Nihekhu, Deputy commissioner, while Sonia Singh, IPS, S.P presented a slide on the topic HIV and AIDS – a challenge to humanity. The HIV and AIDS scenario of Longleng was updated by Dr.Kongyan, Dy.CMO.
The officials from government departments, civil societies, churches, students community and partner NGOs attended the programme.
During short interaction session, penalists of interaction section include key functionaries from Phom People’s Council, Phomla Hoichem, Phom Students’ Conference, Association of Phom Graduates and Officer and NNP+.
Y. Nuklu Phom, executive secretary, Phom Baptist Christian Association (PBCA) presented the key recommendations for future implementation towards HIV and AIDS issues concerning awareness programme on HIV and AIDS, reducing stigma, blood test, care and support for People Living with HIV and AIDS to be initiated through partnership/forum comprised of district administration, hospitals, Churches and apex NGOs in Longleng district.
The programme was chaired by Temjen Phom, Prog. Director, YMS and concept on Advocacy Campaign on HIV and AIDS was briefed by Vikki Assumi, LFA-UNAIDS. The participants were enlightened with special song by Crossroad Band.