Innovative! Swipe smart card, get medicine anywhere

wanna_innovatePeople with HIV/AIDS will soon be able to go out of town without worrying about missing their appointments for treatment at Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) centres.

Within three months, the National AIDS Control Organisation plans to issue smart cards to 3.22 lakh patients who are on ART.

This will enable them to go to any NACO-run centre in India. With a simple swipe of the smart card, the doctor at the centre will be able to view the patient’s complete medical and treatment history so he or she can give the accurate dose of medicines.

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Kazatchkine:”Time to redouble efforts on AIDS & HR”

kazatchkine_hp203This keynote speech from Prof. Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of the Global Fund, is excellent. Advancing human rights and increasing the involvement of civil society in health systems walk hand and hand. But more hands are now needed to push past barriers so that all people can reach universal access, and make the Right to Health a global reality.

“Dear members of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Dear friends and colleagues in the fight against AIDS and fellow human rights advocates; Ladies and gentlemen, Good evening: Bonsoir: Let me first extend my very warm thanks to Richard Elliott and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network for inviting me to give the keynote address as part of this 2nd Annual Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights.(2) And allow me to add my congratulations to the winner of the Award for Action on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights, Ralf Jürgens. It is always a pleasure to be among friends in the global health and human rights community who are doing such tremendously important work. I wish to dedicate my remarks to two champions for human rights.”

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