Q-Club and the Public Healthcare Center of Belgrade signed a Memorandum of Cooperation yesterday. This is the first document of this kind the Public Healthcare Center signed with a civil society organization which provides support for people living with HIV. The goal of this cooperation is a better response to the HIV epidemic in prevention and care for people living with HIV.
Signing of the memorandum formed a partnership between the organizations and defined directions of further cooperation. It also construes establishing of regular communication between the signatories, representative participation on meetings and conferences. The Memorandum also stipulates that interested users will be directed to programs implemented by Q-Club and to the HIV/AIDS counseling in the Public Healthcare Center of Belgrade.
Both sides hope for a successful cooperation on activities pertaining to response to HIV epidemics and improvement of public health.
Q-Club, along with International HIV Partnerships published the second issue of the HIV Bulletin HTB for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia. This unique magazine in the region provides an overview of the most significant developments, news and reviews of the most relevant meetings and events that marked the previous year: conference news, new treatments, development of antiretroviral researches, etc.
The second issue of the Bulletin has useful and interesting information for doctors, care providers, activists, journalists and patients. The second issue of the HIV Bulletin HTB can be downloaded on the website of the bulletin: http://hiv-bilten.info/.
The good news is that we will continue publishing the HIV Bulletin HTB in 2013. Thus we expect your praises, comments and suggestions that can help us make it even better. You can send them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q-club - Center for affirmation of positive living presents annual report on the activities in 2012. in the field: Support for people living with HIV, Treatment literacy, Advocacy, Campaigns, Participation on conferences and seminaries, International cooperation, etc..
Brief description of the Q-Club can download here
We thank everyone who contributed to the achievements and good results.
The fourth meeting within the South East Europe and North Africa (SEE & MENA) program of JUSTRI (ex-HIVTRI) took place in Marrakesh, Morocco on December 13-15 2012.
The goal of this program was experience exchange between medical professionals and activists in the region, where these experiences share a lot of commonalities related to HIV; and capacity building for a successful response to modern challenges in treating this infection and life with HIV. A series of extraordinary trainings for professionals with the focus on availability of ARV treatment and care for people living with HIV has been continued. This meeting comprised of innovative and exceptionally successful multinational and multidisciplinary work groups for empowering regional networking and education on specific issues for participant countries. The Forum dealt with topics like stigma, pediatrics, medicines, approach and development to conditions for improving research and support services.
Participants from Serbia were Dr Snežana Brkić, from the Clinic for infectious diseases from Novi Sad, Dr Gordana Dagović from the Medical School of Belgrade University, Snežana Stevančević – head nurse of the HIV/AIDS ward in Belgrade and Nada Mićić and Nenad Petković from the Q-Club.
All presentations from this meeting, as well as other useful materials gathered by JUSTRI can be found on: http://justri.org/web/
In the Belgrade offices of the company Glaxo Smith Kline Export Ltd. the employees marked the World AIDS Day together with representatives of the Q-Club. During a brief presentation by Bratislav Prokić from the Q-Club, the employees of the company could learn more about lives of people living with HIV in our country.
The conclusion of this presentation was that there are big problems and insufficient support in solving those problems. The participants of this event asked numerous questions which were answered by Nada Mićić, the president of our organization. „Although for most issues all it takes is good will and engagement of the community, there are still problems that require substantial help. Companies in Serbia so far didn't show significant understanding and sufficient degree of social responsibility when facing AIDS.” – stressed Nada Mićić.