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AIDS authority plans skill training programme for HIV sufferers

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Chamnan, 42-year-old widow, living with AIDS. Supplied

The National AIDS Authority, in cooperation with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, will provide skills training and improve treatment for HIV sufferers through a five-year strategic plan running from 2020 to 2025.

Teng Kunthy, NAA secretary general, on Wednesday announced the project during a ceremony to recognise the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s success in reaching out to one million HIV suffers in 42 countries, including Cambodia.

He noted that the five-year programme will include training HIV sufferers to support themselves in addition to continuing efforts to improve treatment.

“We will continue to work on improving the livelihoods of people living with HIV and complement the charitable work being done by Her Excellency Bun Rany, the president of the Cambodian Red Cross,” Mr Kunthy said. “We have to work together to bring the benefits to patients.”

“We have observed that those whose family economy is not so good cannot afford to travel to seek treatment and their conditions deteriorate because they are undernourished,” he added.

Full story in Friday’s paper


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