An HIV/AIDS specialist addresses a workshop on ‘HIV/AIDS Prevention in Prison’ held at the Ahsania Mission Bhaban auditorium in the capital on Tuesday.
A day-long workshop on prevention of HIV/AIDS in prison was held at the Ahsania Mission Bhaban auditorium in the capital on Tuesday.
Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) and Khulna Mukti Seba Sangstha (KMSS) jointly organised the programme as part of initiating HIV prevention work in prison.
Representatives of twenty-two organisations took part in the national-level workshop held in collaboration with UNODC and ROSA.
Prof M A Sobhan, general secretary of DAM, presided over the programme. Brig Gen (retd) Md Ashraful Islam Khan, inspector general of Prison Directorate, was present at the function as the chief guest.
ABM Kamrul Ahsan, HIV/AIDS specialist of UNODC, Bangladesh, Gunarsheker R, regional expert of UNODC-ROSA, and Leo Kenny, country director of UNAIDS, Bangladesh, spoke as the special guests.
Md Nasimul Haque (Rony), programme, monitoring and evaluation coordinator, delivered the welcome speech. Iqbal Masud, DAM assistant director, also discussed H 71.
In his inaugural speech, the chief guest said most of the prisoners are not at all aware of education and health. It is our duty and responsibility to impart moral education to them. Special type of counselling is required for improvement of their mental health.
He informed that there is only one doctor at the Central Jail while it requires six to eight doctors.
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