Study Visit to Italy

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) organised a study visit to Italy. The visit was attended by representatives of KULT as a part of the Info-Point for Youth project. 

The aim of the study visit to Italy is an exceptionally important part of the overall project goal of Activities in Building State Capacities and Raising Awareness of the Mobile Population on HIV/AIDS in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is related to extending the understanding and knowledge in the area of fighting HIV/AIDS through illustrations of good practices in reaching out to immigrants and mobile population. 

The visit is intended to enable and support establishing a network and cooperation with the Italian NGOs, media, experts in national health sector and hospitals that treat a vast number of HIV patients. Divided into 6 different groups, the participants had the opportunity to visit the Spallanzani Hospital, NGO LILA, La Repubblica daily, National Institute of Health of Italy, Bambino Gesu Hospital, the premises of Magliana – an outreach for intravenous substance abusers and sexual workers.

The study visit is a practical addition to training and improving the BiH NGOs in the area of HIV/AIDS, especially those in contact and working with mobile populations, increasing the knowledge of BiH media on HIV/AIDS, performing awareness-raising activities and fighting the stigma and discrimination as well as creating a sustainable network between NGOs, the media and the public health sector in BiH. 

This visit is a part of the project entitled Activities in Building State Capacities and Raising Awareness of the Mobile Population on HIV/AIDS in Bosnia and Herzegovina implemented by the IOM Sarajevo. The project is financed by the Global Fund for Fighting AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for BiH (GFATM), and the funds are being directed by the UNDP. 

 

 

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