Bharti Infratel Ltd. HIV/AIDS sensitisation drive reaches Zunheboto
Zunheboto, February 21 (MExN): Network of Mokokchung District People Living with HIV/AIDS (NMP+) sponsored by Bharti Infratel Ltd. launched HIV/AIDS sensitization drive in Zunheboto district on February 19 with Lizu Naghuto village serving as the launchpad.
A press release issued by the NMP+ said that the launch of the campaign at Zunheboto district is a result of the success of the ongoing sensitisation drive in Mokokchung district which was shaped by Bharti Infratel Ltd’s decision to take the HIV/AIDS sensitization campaign to other districts of Nagaland. It also marks the commencement of Bharti Infratel Ltd’s HIV/AIDS campaign in other districts of Nagaland and to be carried out with the monthly break-up of two camps in Mokokchung district and a camp in another district.
President NMP+ Toshi Sangpi sensitized the participants with the topic “HIV/AIDS and chronic care and Impact of Stigma and Discrimination” while General Secretary NMP+ T Temsu Jamir spoke on “Facts about HIV, AIDS and ART”. There was a question hour session where several doubts, myths and misconceptions of the participants were dispelled by the HIV/AIDS sensitization team.
The programme was presided by NMP+ coordinator Archila which was attended by more than 150 participants including Mokokchung Cluster Incharge Bharti Infratel Ltd. Loipong Konyak, technicians, tower site landowners, Lizu Naghuto village council and church members, and office bearers of Zunheboto Network of People living with HIV/AIDS.
It may be mentioned here that the sensitization drive in Mokokchung District is assured of sponsorship by Bharti Infratel Ltd till all the villages are covered while the area of coverage of the remaining districts of Nagaland is yet to be finalized. The sponsor, Bharti Infratel Ltd. is one of the world’s largest telecom passive infrastructure providers and pioneered the environment friendly towers or “green towers” in India. They are the leaders in providing Telecom Passive Infrastructure with over 30,000 towers.
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