The Ministry of Health in collaboration with Lhaksam and other developmental partners is organizing this year’s World AIDS Day on 1st December 2019 with the national theme “Engaging the communities to bridge case detection gap”. The theme highlights the importance of engaging the key and affected communities in reaching the unreached populations with comprehensive HIV and STIs prevention services. The Hon’ble Health Minister will be gracing the occasion with the people of Samtse.
Therefore, we encourage all the local communities in and around the Samtse Dzongkhag HQ to take part in the event to show our support and solidarity to the people living with HIV. The national HIV & STIs testing week is also being organized in the remote communities (Metakha, Dungna, Lokchina and Phuentsholing) under Chukha Dzongkhag.