"Doing Things Differently" in Myanmar: Religious leaders and PLHIV start a dialogue
Lundi, 21 Janvier 2013 12:22
Towards the end of last year, in the week that the first sitting US President visited Myanmar, another first also took place in the country: A group of religious leaders and people living with HIV met to start a process of dialogue aimed at identifying what religious leaders and people living with HIV can do better together in responding to the HIV epidemic in Myanmar.
The dialogue, held on 21-22 November 2012 in Yangon, was organized by the Myanmar Positive Group (MPG), the Myanmar Interfaith Network on AIDS (MINA) and the UNAIDS country office.
“It is exciting to see a methodology that was developed at the international level – in partnership with Global Network of People Living with HIV, the International Network of Religious Leaders living with and affected by HIV and UNAIDS - tested at the national level in Malawi and now Myanmar”, said Peter Prove, Executive Director of the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance.