NAC Begins Dialogue with Opinion leaders on Stigma and Discrimination.

The National AIDS Commission of Liberia (NAC) with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has began a three day engagement dialogue with opinion leaders in Nimba county to combine efforts in addressing HIV-related Stigma and Discrimination directed against persons living with HIV and key populations.
The dialogue which is being held in Sanniquellie, Nimba County, is part of the AIDS Commission’s efforts to involve all partners in the country’s response to HIV.
At the dialogue, opinion leaders will brainstorm on strategies how they can help the AIDS Commission work to discourage societal stigma and Discrimination against PLHIV and KP, which is undermining national efforts to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
The opening session of the dialogue was attended by Mr. Mack Gblinlon, County Inspector for Nimba, Dr. Netty N. Job, County Health Officer for Nimba county, Madam Maima M. Kamara, City Mayor for Sanniquellie City, Mr. Boye Johnson, Program Associate for Inclusive Governance at UNDP, and Madam Theodosia S. Kolee, Chairperson of the National AIDS Commission of Liberia.
At the end of the dialogue, it is expected that opinion leaders will come out with a plan how they can support the AIDS Commission to response to HIV.
More than 50 opinion leaders representing Christians, Muslims, elders, youth and women communities as well as local authority of Nimba county.

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