National Consultative Workshop on ending Tuberculosis and AIDS
The National Consultative Workshop on ending Tuberculosis and AIDS took place on the 15th and 16th of October 2018 at the Galle Face Hotel and was organized by the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, in collaboration with the World Health Organization(WHO) with the support of The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Overall objective of the workshop was to revisit the country’s progress and challenges in further strengthening HIV and TB programmatic response in reaching targets of ending AIDS and TB.
Specific objectives of the workshop:
1. To create an understanding about the achievements and challenges in the health system and identify entry points to leverage the health systems to reinforce reaching the 'end TB and AIDS targets'
2. To examine the country's potential of reaching the end TB and AIDS targets.
3. To explore strategic options to accelerate the process using cost effective approaches , multisectoral involvement and strong community engagement.
Participants included key stakeholders,government officials, key population groups ,NGOs and development partners,officials engaged in healthcare delivery.
Ms Nadika Fernandopulle (Project Manager - GFATM HIV Prevention Project and Deputy Director - HIV) and Mr Suchira Suranga (Senior Technical Advisor , Organizational Learning and Evaluation - IPPF-SARO) represented FPA Sri Lanka at this event.