University of Kashmir (KU), in collaboration with UNICEF organised a one-day training programme on “Anti-stigma and Infection, Prevention & Control”.
The training sessions were conducted by Dr Vivek Virender , health specialist, UNICEF; Dr Elnur Aliyev, communication and development specialist, UNICEF and Dr Sheikh Muhammad Saleem, Health Consultant, UNICEF.
The Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF, Kashmir Chapter, Hilal Bhat, in his inaugural address emphasised the significance of basic steps involved in prevention of infection in the fight against COVID9.
Dr Musavir Ahmad, NSS Programme Coordinator, NSS KU reflected upon the role of youth volunteers in community efforts in mitigating the impact of the pandemic.
The program was jointly moderated by Dr Yasir Hamid, Program Officer and Tanvir Ahmad, Consultant UNICEF.
Around 100 participants from KU and different Colleges participated in the workshop.
The programme aimed at sensitizing the NSS volunteers against the potential dangers of the stigma associated with infectious diseases in general and COVID19 in particular and to counter stigmatizing attitudes in the first part of the session.