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National HIV Response Monitoring Training for District HIV Focal Persons

Training on National HIV Response Monitoring for District HIV Focal Persons completed successfully at Pokhara on Dec 9 – 11, 2014.

The objective of the training is to enhance the knowledge & skills of District HIV Focal Points and enable them to perform better in relation to National HIV Response monitoring in present context.


Dr. Dipendra Raman Singh, Director, NCASC in his inaugural speech, emphasized on proper utilization of the available resources in order to reach our mission and meeting the goal of “three zeros” in relation to HIV new infection, stigma & discrimination and death. He reminded the gaps at various levels and urged health professionals to be proactive to address those gaps and make the program a real success. He further acknowledged the organizations which are sincerely contributing in the prevention and control of HIV from Nepal and also wished for the successful completion of the training.


Dr. Kalu Sharma Subedi, Western Regional Director, as Chief Guest of the session, thanked NCASC and Saath-Saath team for conducting such type of training, which he hopes will help enhance the knowledge & skills and build confidence among the District HIV Focal Points. He emphasized the importance of collective efforts of the government, national/international organizations and civil society to achieve the goal of reducing the HIV new infection to minimum level. He acknowledged health workers’ efforts in minimizing disease burden and providing quality services to people despite of many challenges and constraints they are facing.



There were altogether 20 participants from the districts of Western Development Region, Central Terai districts, Western Regional Zonal Hospital and Save the Children. Dr. Bhesh Raj Pokharel, Dr. Yadu Chandra Ghimire, Mr. Radha Krishna Paudel, Mr. Thalindra Pangeni, Mr. Dip Narayan Sapkota, Mr.Manoj Bhatta, Mr. Ganesh Joshi, Mr. Suman Shrestha from NCASC and Mr. Madhav Chaulagain, Ms. Alina Maharjan from SSP and Mr. Sandesh Neupane, Intern/FHI 360 Nepal were for the facilitation of the training . 


The opening program was moderated by Mr. Bir Bahadur Rawal, SI focal person of NCASC. Dr. Yadu Chandra Ghimire provided welcome remarks and Mr. Madhav Chaulagain explained the objectives and expected outcomes