We are happy to announce that the AHRN – Hwaykhar clinic opened on 20th May 2020 to provide comprehensive harm reduction services as well as primary health care to people who use drugs, their partners, sex workers, youth, and the community members in the Hwaykhar-Hpakant township. Currently, the COVID-19, as pandemic rightly so receive a lot of attention worldwide, however, now more than ever it is critical to respond to health problems such as HIV, TB, drug overdose among the people who use drugs and their partners, sex workers and youth. The clinic is opened to ensure that those most vulnerable populations have access to most needed prevention, treatment, and care services.AHRN- Hwaykhar project is funded by Access to Health Fund.
Our DIC and clinics hold events to show our support for the World AIDS Day, 1st December. We celebrated events which included giving Health education, experience sharing by clients and gaming sections.
At the same time, some of our AHRN staff attended the events which hold in the local hospital and school with the good collaboration efforts.
ထို့နောက်ဝှေခါတိုက်နယ်ဆေးရုံတွင် မက်သာဒုန်းဆေးခန်းကို ဖားကန့်မြို့နယ် ကျန်းမာရေးဦးစီးဌာနမှူး ဒေါက်တာသိန်းမြင့်ဝေ၊ ဝှေခါကျေးရွာအုပ်ချူပ်ရေးမှူး ဦးကျော်မင်း၊ တိုက်နယ်ဆရာဝန် ဒေါက်တာဇိမ်ညိမ်းဝင်းတို့မှဖဲကြိုးဖြတ်ဖွင့်လှစ်ပေးခဲ့ပါသည်။အခမ်းအနားကိုသက်ဆိုင်ရာအကြီးအကဲများ၊မူးယစ်ဆေးစွဲလူနာများ၊ရပ်ရွာခေါင်းဆောင်များ၊ရပ်မိရပ်ဖများစသဖြင့်လူဦးရေ၅၀ခန့်တက်ရောက်ခဲ့ကြသည်။ Access to Health Fund ရန်ပုံငွေမှငွေကြေးထောက်ပံ့သည်။
Advocacy Meeting and Opening Ceremony of Methadone Maintenance Therapy Clinic in Waikha Village, Hpakant Township A joint coordinated efforts between Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) and AHRN ===================================
Under the leadership of the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS), the advocacy meeting and opening ceremony of Methadone Maintenance Therapy Clinic was held on 28th October 2019 at the Administration office of Waikha village, Hpakant Township. Dr.Thein Myint Wai, Township Medical Officer-Hpakant, gave the opening speech and explained about the importance of Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) to confront drug dependence. He also appreciated the collaboration effort between the MoHS and AHRN. Dr.Nay Min Htet, Project Manager of AHRN Seng Taung explained about the MMT activities in Waikha, and the importance of Harm Reduction and the care of for People Who Use Drugs in Hpakant Township. The esteemed authorities, Dr.Thein Myint Wai (TMO), Dr.Zein Nyein Win (SMO) and U Kyaw Min (Waikha Administration office officially opened the MMT Clinic. More than 50 participants attended the ceremony, including Government officials (MoHS, Administration Department etc), community leaders, CBOs and People Who Use Drugs of Waikha Village, Hpakant Township. This activity is funded under Access to Health Fund. Enrolment of patients started straight after the meeting to great relieve of many waiting for this critical treatment option.