31
DEC
2011
Upon request from Dr. Tsering Wangchuk, the Minister of Health for the Central Tibetan Administration (Tibetan Government in Exile, located in India), the English and Hindi TeachAIDS tutorials were aired twice on a popular Tibetan cable television station, and posted on TibetOnlineTV. The Tibetan Department of Health initiates and implements public health and education campaigns that advocate for healthier lifestyles, improve primary healthcare services, and promote a cleaner environment. Through their efforts, over 120,000 Tibetans living in India, Nepal, and Bhutan have gained improved access to healthcare services, including hospitals, health centers, clinics, and education campaigns.

Over the past two years, as a Medical Officer at Tsojhe Khangsar Hospital and intimately involved with the Tibetan Tsojhe Khangsra Charity Hospital, Dr. Tsering Wangchuk conducted health education sessions using TeachAIDS tutorials within Tibetan refugee settlements across numerous states India. Through his efforts, thousands of Tibetan refugees, young and old, learned about HIV and AIDS – many for the first time. The educational sessions were so successful that, upon his appointment as Minister to the Department of Health, Dr. Wangchuk sought to use TeachAIDS in a widespread community effort.

TeachAIDS applauds the continued dedication of Dr. Tsering Wangchuk and the Central Tibetan Administration Department of Health for promoting HIV and AIDS knowledge among learners of all ages.