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PHAMIT Update

Recommendations to H.E.Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

According to HIV/AIDS prevention, migrant maternal child and health services and migrant children education promotion from PHAMIT project partners June 23, 2016

Migration Issues Prominent at ICAAP 11

The ICAAP 11 (International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific) held in Bangkok from 18 – 22 November, 2013, was a success. Migrant workers’ issues were prominent throughout the conference. Starting from the community forum, the opening ceremony, and the parade, the large group of representatives from PHAMIT joined with migrant representatives of other countries to raise their voice. The Migrant Networking Zone and the PHAMIT booth were constantly buzzing with interactive activities highlighting migrant issues. A number of sessions also highlighted migrants’ need for HIV prevention and treatment, with a focus on harmful policies that act as obstacles.

April-June 2013 Update

A series of media trips and panel discussions were held with migrants and related stakeholders to discuss the opening of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015 and how it would affect low-skilled migrant workers. Preparations for the upcoming ICAAAP11 got underway. A gender training was conducted; PHAMIT Partners attended the high level Dialogue; and re-programming requests have been submitted to the Global Fund.

PHAMIT Activity 2013

Over the last quarter, PHAMIT has had a database training for field staff; a team went on a cross-visit to Myanmar to assess availability of ART for returning migrants; new BCC materials (a poster and a personal notebook) were produced in Cambodian and Burmese languages; and two “media workshops” were held (one in Bangkok and another in Ubon Ratchathani) to discuss health insurance for migrants and changes expected with the ASEAN Economic Community.