International Organisation for Migration (IOM) organised the third in a line of trainings on the topic of HIV/AIDS – manners of prevention and communication, including ethical issues related to migrants and the mobile population, held as a part of the Building National Capacities and Raising Awareness on HIV/AIDS in BiH: Mobile Populations project at Blanca Resort Hotel in VlaĹˇi?. The training included representatives of KULT, as a part of the Info-Point for Youth project.
Understanding the vulnerability of migrants and the mobile population, the connections between mobility and the increased risk of HIV infection and other STDs as well as identifying appropriate strategies to prevent and fight the stigma and discrimination are issues of great relevance both for the NGO activism, and the media the influence of which might cause a better understanding, increase in empathy and reducing the stigma and discrimination in public through their reporting.
The training participants were representatives of the NGOs, the media, and public relations of the Institute for Public Health and the Ministry of Health of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Experts in this training were representatives of the Italian National Institute of Health, the IOM Geneva and the IOM Rome.
The project is financed by the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for BiH (GFATM), the funds in BiH are directed by the UNDP and the project is implemented by the International Organisation for Migrations.