Thirty-four participants attended the first capacity-building activity. Lectures and interactive sesions on eradicating stigma & discrimination, enhancing the capacity of the health care providers (HIV Primary Care, PWUD Care, and Ethico-Legal Responsibilities in Caring for PLHIVs who use drugs). A network of HIV care providers and Treatment rehab center officials were made, to facilitate ease of referral and linkage to care.
The expectation for the workshop was for the representatives to echo these knowledge and skills to their centers for them to improve the quality of their service delivery, for the benefit of people with HIV who use drugs.
Following this was mentoring activities of SHIP at the centers of our participants, where we had the opportunity to meet staff members and discuss issues at hand, and plan for the future using the knowledge and skills gained.
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