Ending The AIDS Epidemic as part of the Sustainable Development Goals

Triumph of tireless work

Parbesh Raj Bhandari, ART counselor working in district hospital, Achham is very dedicated and hard working staff of the hospital. Being native of Achham district, he has intense feeling of serving the Achhami people. He worked in a local NGO working in the field of HIV/AIDS after his school education completion. Inspiring from serving the affected people, he decided to study Health Assistant. After completion of the course, he joined WAC Nepal, a local NGO which works in the field of HIV / AIDS, for a year. He passionately worked at his best to serve HIV infected at his best then, he got an opportunity to serve people living with HIV more intensively as being ART counselor in Achham District Hospital. He felt himself so fortunate for getting such opportunity to serve the entire PLHIV in the district with treatment, care and support program.

Parbesh Raj Bhandari, ART counselor working in district hospital, Achham is very dedicated and hard working staff of the hospitalHe has been working in Achham Hospital since two years. He has great enthusiasm in working and he enjoys a lot his work. He worked with same passion even in the hard time to get salary for more than 5 months in FY 2071/72. His genuine contribution is well accepted by all service takers. He has also built smooth relation with community care centers and community and home based care units so that the ART service could be efficiently provided to the PLHIV. He said, "I feel so happy when the HIV infected person attended with severe condition to ART clinic, got recovered well after getting ART and other related services from the hospital which motivates me to work tirelessly hard to improve the health of PLHIV"

Realizing his laborious and highly dedicated work, DHO Achham had awarded him as the best performer health worker in Achham on the occasion of district annual review of FY 2071/72 in the presence of Regional Director, Mr. Parashuram Shrestha.