Introducing Giten Khwairakpam
TREAT Asia is pleased to introduce Giten Khwairakpam, who joins the program as Project Manager for Community and Policy. Mr. Khwairakpam obtained his Master's degree in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai and has worked with a number of non-governmental and community-based organizations on local and regional levels, including Catholic Relief Services, Health and Development Networks, and the Asian Network of People who Use Drugs. Most recently, he was the Regional Program Coordinator of the Coalition of Asia- Pacific Regional Networks on HIV/AIDS (7 Sisters), where he worked with organizations representing key HIV-affected populations.
TREAT Asia plans to work closely with amfAR's Public Policy Office on regional issues related to access to medicines, support for harm reduction, and MSM-related HIV prevention and treatment priorities. Strengthening the policy component of TREAT Asia's community program has become a priority as the network seeks to bridge gaps between the HIV research field and care and treatment policies within the Asia-Pacific region. We look forward to working with Mr. Khwairakpam in this endeavor.