Dr.P.Kuganantham, HOD, Social Medicine and Infectious Diseases - SIMS Hospital, Former City Health Officer, Greater Chennai Corporation, COVID-19. Expert Committee of Tamilnadu Government, Dr.M.Janakiram, MBBS MD, Deputy Director, TNSACS - Tamilnadu State AIDS Control Society and Ms.L.S.Suga Priyanka, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Anna Adarsh College for Women participated in the event.
We need to keep up the same spirit of reducing stigma and discrimination against HIV/AIDS. The social financial and medical support for the affected needs to be consolidated from all agencies willing to support the cause.The NGOs and the agencies who are working hard to end this human suffering for the past 3 decades have to be encouraged and supported for future care and support of HIV/AIDS. Let's end the inequalities and end AIDS.
Speaking on the occasion Dr.M.Janakiram said we must identify the inequalities that largely determine who has access to HIV services that meet their needs, who is experiencing HIV transmission and who is dying. Then we must adapt the AIDS response to prioritize programmes, laws, policies and services that will best empower those still being left behind and eliminate those inequalities.
Speaking on the occasion Ms.L.S.Suga Priyanka said HIV remains a major public health issue that affects millions of people worldwide. Creating awareness provides an opportunity to educate communities around the world about the importance of HIV prevention. MSW Students eagerly participated in Face painting, Charts and Posters creation on the theme: End Inequalities; End AIDS. The students had a very informative session regarding HIV/AIDS. We thank ICWO for organizing this event.
Speaking on the occasion Mr.A.J.Hariharan, Secretary of ICWO said this year World AIDS Day 2021 theme “End inequalities. End AIDS” is it is possible to bring the community with the support of different stake holders to address stigma and decimation against people living with HIV/AIDS in India. Focusing on the same we have organized an event AIDS Educational by Face Painting by youth through social media. The event will be widely shared with different social media platform which includes live streaming in Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Instagram, Koo and more search social media to create an impact among young people to take oath that they do not discriminate people living with HIV/AIDS in India. Indian Community Welfare Organization is a non-profit non-governmental social work organization working for the multiple marginalized communities in specific focus with women and child development for the past 27 years.