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HIV & AIDS advocacy program at Oriental Theological Seminary

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/16/2018 12:41:17 PM IST

Legislators’ Forum on AIDS (LFA) organised a one day advocacy program on HIV&AIDS with Oriental Theological Seminary (OTS) in partnership with Foundation for Church and Society on August 14.

A press release from LFA Nagaland, stated that state consultant LFA Nagaland, Dr. Vinito L. Chishi gave a presentation on HIV/AIDS scenario of Nagaland and highlighted the issues and concern related to the increasing number of HIV infection in the state particularly in district like Dimapur, Kohima, Tuensang, Kiphire etc. He also made a presentation on the global response to HIV&AIDS and encouraged the students who are preparing to enter Christian ministry, to make use of their leadership opportunity by taking positive initiatives in addressing the issues related to HIV&AIDS with regard to reducing stigma, discrimination and prevention aiming towards creating an AIDS free generation in the days to come. Hukatoli from LFA also made a presentation on risk factor and social concern and responsibility with particular emphasis on its consequences, challenges and importance of responsible living. 

Earlier the program was chaired by principal OTS, Dr. Joshua Lorin, opening prayer by academic dean OTS, Dr. James Kalong, and closing prayer by associate professor, Rev. Dr. Ellen C. Jamir.

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