Estonia WTBD2016On 24th of March 2016, Estonian Network of PLWH has carried out World Tuberculosis Day event, which was celebrated with the message «Unite to end TB» Jõhvi and Kohtla-Järve.

HIV express testing was organized in Kohtla-Järve. During the event, our volunteers visited inpatient tuberculosis department at Ida-Viru Central Hospital, Infectious Department at East Tallinn Central Hospital.

Also a big training was organized in Jõhvi for Network volunteers and workers of rehab and social centers about HIV and TB. The trainers were Rein Sikut, cell biologist (GSK) and Veronika Ilyina, Head of the Pulmonary Department of Ida-Viru hospital.

In total 50 volunteers participated, 3000 condoms, 2000 leaflets was spread.
We would like to thank healthcare company GSK, AHF Foundation, OÜ Corrigo for their support in organizing and holding events.

We thank all those, who participated in “Create a daisy with your own hands!” contest. We would like to express special thanks to Sillamäe house Sillamäe house and day center for people with special needs, Kohtla-Jarve and also youth center „Kohtla-Järve Noortekeskus”.

For more information (in English and Russian) please visit Facebook or click here: World TB Day

Article written by Estonian Network of PLWH


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