Sindh prisons to be screened for HIV patients.

KARACHI -- The officials of Sindh Health Department met with the UN Partners and Doctors from different institutions across the province for the Inter Agency HIV Response Coordination meeting.

The meeting took place at Movenpick Hotel, Karachi.

During this meeting the Sindh Government HIV Outbreak Response was discussed. The HIV outbreak response plan includes multiple targets like: Enhancing Capacities of health workers and institutions for managing HIV outbreaks, Strengthening Health systems for continuum of prevention, treatment, care and support services for HIV/AIDS, Strengthening communities, social mobilization, strategic communication and advocacy initiatives and Sustained quality HIV response in the province.

All above targets have been given specific timelines and the responsibilities have been distributed between SACP, DoH, SBTA, Drug Control Department, DARP, SHCC and District Admins. The contributing partners for all these targets are WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDS, AKUH, DUHS, Population Welfare Department, UNFPA, USAID, SIUT, MMIDSPS.

The outbreak response plan was initially devised by the Sindh Health Department, SACP and the technical teams of UN Partners based on the initial response of...

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