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Youth Vision Conducted OST training In Partnership With NCASC

Posted on:September 13, 2017

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Youth Vision in partnership with the National Center for AIDS and STI Control (NCASC), Teku Kathmandu successfully conducted three days Oral Substitution Therapy (OST) training cum workshop in Kathmandu since 8-10 September 2017.

The objective of the training was to capacitate staff nurses and counselors directly involved in providing OST services. The objective of the training was also to discuss the best practices and identify the measures to overcome the common challenges faced concerning the OST service delivery.   

During the training the present context of the drug use, the positive impact and the strengths and weakness of the OST guideline were discussed. In addition to it, the content had also covered the service delivery, and in the documentation and uniformity of the statistics and the need of effective monitoring. 

In the training 19 participants from 8 districts and serving in 14 OST sites run by Youth Vision and Government of Nepal in support of the Global Fund/Save the Children has participated.   


The training was facilitated by the Joint Secretary Mr Kedar Naupane of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Under Secretary Mr. Uday Bahadur Singh, MoHA, Director of National Center for AIDS and STI Control, Dr. Tarun Paoudel, Dr. Saroj Prasad Ojha, Professor and Head of Department Psychiatry and Mental Health TUTH. Program Manager (s) of Save the Children and the Executive Program Manager of the Youth Vision, Mr Rajendra Thapa, Program Coordinator Mr. Madhu Sudan Sijapati. The experts in OST, counseling, client management, data recording and documentation had also shared their experiences. 

The training was conducted in support of the Mainline Foundation of the Netherlands. 

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