World AIDS Day Celeberation
Department of Community Medicine
Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences
Date: 29th November, 2017
Venue: Bijeshwori Sainik Mahavidhyalaye
Community Training Center
World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is dedicated in raising awareness of the AIDS_pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease. Since the first cases of HIV were reported more than 35 years ago, 78 million people have become infected with HIV and 35 million have died from AIDS-related illnesses till now. With this background the Department of Community Medicine organized a role play on raising awareness on HIV & AIDS in community training Centre of NAIHS.
Theme: My health, My right
This year World AIDS Day campaign will focus on the right to health. Almost all of the Sustainable Development Goals are linked in some way to health, so achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, which include ending the AIDS epidemic, will depend heavily on ensuring the right to health.
Objectives: To create awareness about AIDS and impart knowledge about HIV
Target population: Students of class 11 and 12 from Bijeshwori Sainak Mahavidhyala (adolescent girls) & community people of Bijeshwori.
1) Role play: Drama was performed by MBBS 3rd year students from Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences- College of Medicine. A 30 minutes drama was planned with effective knowledge based script written by the students themselves & supervised from faculty member of Community Medicine.
Drama was played in the Auditorium Hall of Bijeshwori Sainak Mahavidhyala in the presence of prof. Dr. Lochana Shrestha, Mrs Sudha Bhetwal (Principal of Mahavidhyala), Assnt. Prof. Dr. Bikal Shrestha, Major Jaya Prabha K.C, Lab Technologist Jeebika Maharjan and field coordinator Niraj Bhattarai & about 150 students of Bijeshowari Sainak Mahavidhyala enrolled in class 11 and 12.
Message of the Play: In our society AIDS is taken as stigma. Community people have wrong conceptions or myths about this disease. Most of people dont want to talk about this problem to others. Drama wonderfully highlighted various factors like drug addiction, exchange of needles, girls trafficking, unsafe sex etc are causative factors and conveyed message on preventive measures and treatments of disease.
2) Question Answer Session: After the end of play a platform was given to the students to quench their quarries about HIV/AIDs. During this session students from NAIHS-COM explained the impact of AIDS over family and in social dimension along with the preventive measure.
3) Quiz Context: At the end of the program a short quiz was performed in the hall and prize was distributed to the students who were able to answer correctly about the HIV/AIDs.
Outcome evaluation: Participants appreciated the program. A few questions were asked in the floor about the dramas so as to evaluate the students Knowledge on HIV/AIDS delivered during the role play. They got knowledge about HIV/AIDS, regarding preventive, curative & social aspects.