Saturday, May 18, 2024

National Aids Commission

UNDP and the Global Fund supports the Ministry of Health & Wellness through the Delivery Covid ICU Medication, HIV/Syphilis Kits and Taq-Path PCR Tests

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the National AIDS Commission, under the framework of the Global Fund project titled “Building Resilience Through Innovation and National Accountability for the HIV and TB Response in Belize.” Conducted a handing over activity in Belmopan on March 2nd. The donation included 2,000 individual HIV/Syphilis tests valued at USD4,800, Covid Intensive Care Unit medication valued at USD10,681.9, along with 5 Taqpath Covid 19 CE-IVD RT-PCR Kits valued at USD35,355.

Dr. Giovanni Solorzano takes the reins of the National AIDS Commission

San Pedro’s very own Dr. Giovanni Solorzano is the new Chairperson of the National AIDS Commission (NAC) and Country Coordinating Mechanism. The Office of the Prime Minister appointed Dr. Solorzano, replacing the previous Chairperson, Laura Tucker-Longsworth.

Equal Opportunities Bill discussed at public consultation in San Pedro Town

The project, championed by the National AIDS Commission, includes discussions about an Equal Opportunities Bill in which the Belizean population is consulted and informed of the benefits, should the proposed idea become law.

San Pedro observes National AIDS Testing Day 2019

To commemorate National AIDS Testing Day, the National AIDS Commission along with San Pedro’s AIDs Commission and the Ministry of Health held a free HIV testing day at the Central Park in San Pedro Town on Friday, June 28th.

San Pedro participates in Regional HIV Testing Day

Several organizations in San Pedro gathered at the San Pedro Lions Den to host a “Regional HIV Testing Day” health fair on Friday, June 30th.

National AIDS Commission highlights stigma, discrimination, human rights

NAC highlights stigma, discrimination, and human rights, especially how it impacts persons living with HIV.

National Aids Commission reveals global/regional statistics on HIV

The San Pedro Sun will explore the global and regionally statistics on HIV, and introduce Belize’s leading HIV advocate, Erika Castellanos.

National AIDS Commission hosts workshop on “Creating an enabling Environment for Key Populations Affected by HIV in Belize”

In an effort to train journalists/media personnel in reporting topics regarding HIV (human immunodeficiency disorder)/TB (tuberculosis), the National AIDS Commission (NAC) hosted a two-day training on January 17th and January 18th.