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Capacity Building:

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(1) Centralized Outreach and Health Education Training (Shan State)

6-7 November 2013

Kokant Youth Center, Laukkai, Shan State

(2) Centralized Outreach and Health Education Training (Shan State)

29-30 July 2013Na
nthidar Hotel, Kachin State

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Two centralized Outreach and Health Education Training for Shan and Kachin State were conducted in Laukkai and Myitkyina. The participants are all the Outreach Workers, Peer Educators from AHRN Lashio, Laukkai (Shan) and AHRN Hpakant, Seng Taung, Waimaw, Bamaw, Sezin (Kachin).  The topics of the training are: Outreach Techniques, Outreach Competencies, AHRN Health Education Guidebook, how to prepare a HE session and presentation skills. 80% of the training were based on active participation of participants through group work and presentations while 20% was dedicated for theory. AHRN HE Guidebook for HE facilitation were also provided to the participants for their reference for future HE facilitation. The trainings were conducted by Thinzar Tun, National Program Manager with the support of the Laukkai and Waimaw project team.

Training Objectives were:

  • To reflect the outputs of their outreach work and compare/share with other participants
  • To learn Outreach techniques, competencies
  • To learn the Donor Expectations on Outreach
  • To learn about the HE tips and presentation skills
  • To be able to conduct an HE sessions by himself/herself
  • To learn about HE Module
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Capacity Building: Scholars of the Asian Human rights and drug policy program

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30th September- 11th October, 2013

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

The Asian Human Rights and Drug Policy Program course is to help students understand drug policies within a framework of fundamental human rights and to explore how national and international drug policies conflict with international human rights standards. The program discussion is focused partly on the identification and understanding of human rights, including those that have their basis in international agreements and laws, and in part on evaluation and assessment of the gap between rights and drug policies in many countries and regions. The focus of the course is global and two staff members of AHRN-Myanmar; Dr. Aung Yu Naing, National Health Coordinator and KoThiha Linn, National M&E Officer were selected as a scholar to participate in this short course supported by the Open Society Institute.

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ICAAP 11, 2013

The International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) , Bangkok, Thailand

The International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) , Bangkok, Thailand

18th– 22nd November, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand

The International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) is the largest forum on HIV/AIDS held in the region. For over 20 years, ICAAP has played a key role in raising public awareness, building political commitment, strengthening advocacy networks, and disseminating knowledge on HIV/AIDS issues among key affected populations and other stakeholders in the region.

The 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific has been successfully held from 18th to 22nd November 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. More than 3,800 delegates from 74 countries participated in the Congress.

AHRN submitted 7 abstracts to ICAAP11, the second largest HIV/AIDS conference and the following abstracts were selected and five senior staffs who are project managers and medical coordinators were actively participated in this congress.

(1) Don’t wait for the perfect moment to get Zero but create the moment  – Oral Presentation, Dr.Tun Hla Maw, Dr. Aung Yu Naing and Mg Win
(2) The Value of Free Interventions in Closed Settings – Oral Presentation, Dr. Aung Naing, Dr. Soe Thet Lwin, Seng Nue, Dr. Aung Yu Naing
(3) Don’t neglect non-injecting drug users: For getting to Zero, make them Heroes – E-poster discussion, Dr. Aung Yu Naing, Phyo Min Thu, Phyu Phyu Khine, Dr. Thein Han
(4) Pain management Therapy for PWID in low resource settings: Lessons from Myanmar, E-poster presentation – Dr. Thein Han, Thiha Linn
(5) Small Cost, Great Income, Large Impact, E-poster presentation – Dr. Sein Haze, Dr. Ye Lin Htet, Thiha Linn
(6) Valued Peer Care In Golden ‘’CARE LESS” Land – E-poster presentation – Dr. Lin Aung Thu, Khin Maung Oo, Aung Kyaw Nyunt

(7) Measuring the Risks Determinants for the onset of Injecting Behavior among Non-injecting Drug Users, E-poster presentation – Siddharth Singh, Willy De Maere, Dr. Thein Han, Thiha Linn.