Health Education session on Methadone Maintenance Therapy was conducted on 11, February at Seng Taung (Hme Kha) MMT-ART Clinic which was led by Medical Coordinator (MMT-ART) while focusing on Covid restriction and regulation. Key population including PWID, PWUD, MMT-ART clients were actively attended. During the session, Condoms and IEC pamphlets were distributed for participants to reduce harm for blood borne diseases such as HIV, STI and Hepatitis and extend their knowledge on drug use in their daily life. Besides, Zin Mar Win (Nurse Counselor) provided regular Methadone dispensing services after the HE session. Through this HE sessionThe harm reduction and knowledge on drug use and methadone maintenance therapy could be developed among the PWID, PWUD and MMT-ART clients, which can lead to safer behavior in their life while dealing with substance, and could be the positive step toward recovery.
Bhamo is a city in Kachin State in northern Myanmar where PWID and PWUD are found therefore, harm reduction activities and education sessions are highly demanded for the key populations. Thus, Training on Harm reduction and HIV for community members was conducted at Tar Mong Long Village on January 2022. The training was organized by Community Prevention Worker. 12 community members including PWID and PWUD were actively attended.
By providing such kind of training, the awareness of Harm reduction and HIV prevention knowledge can be enhanced among the community members, PWID and PWUD through the training which leads to saving behavior in their daily life dealing with substances.