World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.
This year, the theme for World AIDS Day was “End inequalities. End AIDS. End pandemics.”
On 1st December World AIDS Day was observed at CINI’s Head Office. A team of doctors took part in a health check-up event. The team focused on eyesight check-ups, nutritional status monitoring/counselling, and general health check-ups for a group of 75 HIV/AIDS affected children; the children also performed dances, recited poems, made posters and shared their life stories of living with HIV.
At CINI we work with children affected by HIV to break the break negative taboos and minimise discrimination to ensure children have healthy and secure living environment within their communities, World AIDS Day was observed with the slogan ‘END inequalities, End AIDS” at Islampur Sub Division of Uttar Dinajpur this year.