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AIDS CARE WATCH MONITOR issue September has a partnerís highlight piece on BAIDS. AIDS Care Watch MONITOR goes to over a thousand organizations and people dedicatedly working on comprehensive care and support services for people living with HIV globally.

It is available online at the below given link:


Here is the AIDS Care Watch Report on BAIDS

Monday, September 26, 2005

ACW partner highlight: Bangladesh AIDS Information and Dissemination Services

[Moderator Note: Here is a mistakes. Please read 'Documentation' instead of 'Dissemination']

"BAIDS, is a network of five major civil society organizations working on HIV/AIDS, which includes CCD (Centre for Communication and Development), Communication for AIDS Prevention project (CAP), Anti-AIDS Journalist Alliance (AJA), Bangladesh Anti-AIDS Students' Alliance (BASA) and CARE Bangladesh.

Bangladesh, with a population of 136 million, had about 13,000 adults and children living with HIV infection at the end 2002, according to UNAIDS estimates. However, only 248 HIV cases have actually been reported.

Significant underreporting of cases occurs because of the country's limited voluntary testing and counseling capacity and the social stigma, which leads to the fear of being identified and detected as HIV positive.

The HIV-prevalence rate among adults between the ages of 15 and 49 is still relatively low, at 0.1 percent of the population. As expected, rates are higher in specific groups, such as injecting drug users who have left treatment (1.7 percent) and commercial sex workers (0.5 percent), according to a national behavioral and serological surveillance undertaken in 2001.

BAIDS programme was initiated with the main objective to provide up-to-date HIV/AIDS related information to inform communication media, journalists, researchers and organizations.

Executive Director Golam Mourtoza says that "At the beginning of this project a separate cell at the CCD office was established which was called Bangladesh AIDS Information and Documentation Service (BAIDS).

This type of center was first of its kind in Bangladesh. BAIDS worked at the same time as HIV/AIDS related news agency and as a resource center.

Its task as news agency was to provide factual reports, features, articles, news items, views etc reports of all the activities of this project as well as various activities of HIV/AIDS program of CARE Bangladesh. Through e-mail and fax these were sent to all the news media, journalists at local and national level, national and international agencies in the country.

In a similar way it provided photograph-library, reports, features, articles, news items and views about agencies working in Bangladesh as well as abroad to combat the deadly disease, their success, experience insights & gain".

BAIDS is also a partner organization of the AIDS-CARE-WATCH campaign and believes that it is vitally important to raise awareness about comprehensive care and support options locally available to people living with HIV in Bangladesh.

For more information please contact: www.baids.net Or write to:

Bangladesh AIDS Information and Dissemination Services (BAIDS), Center for Communication and Development (CCD), Dream Paradise House, Monnafer Morh, Raninagar, Rajshahi-6204, Bangladesh.
Telephone +880-721-751001
Fax +880-721-751001
Hotline +880-11-091441
Email: info@baids.net or ccd@ccdbd.org
Website: www.baids.net 

posted by AIDS-Care-Watch at 4:53 PM  

Read online at http://acw-others.blogspot.com/2005/09/acw-partner-


Students Urged to Receive Tested Blood

Rajshahi, October 09:

In order to orient the students, youth and mass people with importance and means of ensuring safe blood transfusion, a series of campaign programs were held in the higher educational institutions of Rajshahi region concluding recently.

Mass communication oriented development organization CCD Bangladesh and HIV Program of CCDB jointly organized these campaign programs in Komela Hoque Degree College, Rajshahi Govt. Women's College and Rajshahi Govt. College from 04 to 06 October. Members of Bangladesh Advanced Students Alliance (BASA) and Youth Voice, huge number of students and teachers of the respective institutions actively took part in the safe blood campaign programs. Program Officer of HIV Program of CCDB Nurul Alom Shuvo conducted different technical sessions in the workshops on safe blood transfusion. CCD Program Coordinator Hossain Abdul Hai, Campaign Officer Abdul Muttaleb Jewel, Program Organizer Mahfuzur Rahman Mishu and Program Assistant Abu Tayab Shah Mohammad facilitated the workshops.

Principal of Komela Hoque Degree College Md Mohosin Ali, Vice-Principal of Rajshahi Govt. Women's College Prof Ayesha Khatun and Australian Youth Ambassador for Development (AYAD) and Program Organizer of CCD Laura Martina Bos inaugurated the workshops as chief guests in the respective educational institutions.

Speakers in the functions said, For the sake of ensuring safe blood transfusion in the country, students have to play pioneer role in creating mass awareness in this regard. They called upon the students to test the blood before donating and receiving blood even in case of urgent necessity for the safety and security of their own life and for the nation.


Editor's Note

Dear subscribers,

We are happy to inform you that AIDS Care Watch has selected our BAIDS web site for highlighting it on their web site. Read more about it in this issue. 


Best regards.


Anisul Ashekeen

Information Management Officer,

CCD Bangladesh

Email: ashekeen@ccdbd.org


Snap Shot

A partial view of the Dialogue on HIV/AIDS Issues at Rajshahi University recently. 

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