Kathmandu (pahichan) October 17- During recent years, in recognition of the fact that South Asian HIV epidemics are concentrated in key populations, national governments and international agencies have increased their support for community-based organizations to strengthen and scale-up HIV-related programming for these key populations, including men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people.
One of the South Asian examples of this scaled-up work include efforts initiated through the Global Fund Round 9 Multi-country South Asia Regional HIV Programme (known informally as Project DIVA; Diversity in Action), a five-year seven-country initiative focused on community systems strengthening, knowledge development and improved policy environments. UNDP Regional Office based in Bangkok is the Principle Recipient (PR) implementing the programme through various Sub Recipients (SRs) partners at country level and other technical partners (e.g. APMGlobal Health). One of the components of DIVA programme is 7 cities programme (Colombo, Dhaka, Kabul, Kathmandu, Lahore, Mumbai and Thimphu) which aims to promote access of MSM/TG in HIV services in main cities. Blue Diamond Society is SR to implement the programme in Nepal.
With this backdrop, we are organizing a half day workshop with the objectives of identifying existing and potential programme/services promoting access of MSM/TG to HIV treatment, care and support services. We also aim to explore the opportunities in fostering new partnerships and linkages with various organisations to promote the access of MSM/TG to HIV services.
Date: 21 October 2014, Tuesday
Venue: Ministry of Health and Population Meeting Hall
Time: 10 am – 1 pm