In Uzbekistan, we will hold a training for health providers on stigma reduction, communication and counseling skills when treating patients with HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis (TB). The aim of this program is to enable the state health providers to enhance capacity, improve service quality, maintain its sustainability and services attractiveness for the most-at-risk populations (MARPs).
In Haiti, we will have a kickoff event for the 300,000 trees that are being planted in Haiti’s deforested mountains. Children from some of the neighborhoods in Port-au-Prince that suffered the worst earthquake damage planted 2,000 of the trees. Forests cover less than two-percent of Haiti, and the new tress will help restore part of a watershed that descends toward Port-au-Prince and Jacmel.
In Vietnam, we will hold regional conferences for Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs). USAID will gather and support interested DPOs from central and northern provinces of Vietnam to share experiences and best practices on, group formation, organizational development and livelihood activities for members. Some 200 people will participate in each conference. Government ministries will be invited. The Vietnam National Federation of DPOs will co-host the event.