BANGLADESH: NUS training on AIDS begins

Journalists enroll in training session on removing the stigma of AIDS from Bangla society

The Daily Star
Sunday, November 2, 2008

A two-day training programme for journalists on "Eliminating stigma of HIV and AIDS" began in Khulna yesterday, says a press release.

Dr Md Anowar Hossain Munshi, joint secretary, Health and Family Welfare Ministry, inaugurated the training programme at Karitas Centre.

A total of 24 journalists are taking part in the training organised by Nari Unnayan Shakti, an organisation working to empower women, with support from the World Bank.

Dr Md Lutfar Rahman, civil surgeon, Khulna, SM Zahid Hossain, secretary general, Khulna Press Club, and Mokbul Hossain Mintu, former president of the press club, were present as special guests at the inaugural session presided over by Afroja Parvin, executive director, Nari Unnayan Shakti.