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August 2012

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he Regional REDCA+ Program, signed by the Secretariat for the Social Integration of Central America (SISCA, for its acronym in Spanish), which is executed on behalf of the Central American network of people living with HIV (REDCA+, for its acronym in Spanish) and funded by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is an example of the efforts of Governments and civil society towards the social integration of the Central American countries, in this specific case, addressing an essential issue for the development of the region, such as HIV/AIDS.

The primary and common goal between SISCA, REDCA+, and the REDCA+ Regional Program is the improvement of the quality of life of people living with HIV, through the strengthening of their technical and professional capacities. In this way, it is also essential to take firm steps towards the full recognition of the rights and duties of people living with HIV, but above all, to mark an end to all forms of discrimination towards PLHIV.


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Regional REDCA+ Program / SISCA get highest rating from the Global Fund August 22, 2012.

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he Regional REDCA+ Program, administred by the Secretary for Social Integration (SISCA), has received the highest rating awarded by The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, with the A grade to its technical and financial work. It’s viewed as a Program of “low risk”. The Portafolio Manager of the Global Fund, Giulia Perroni, said that the Regional REDCA+ Program / SISCA is a worldwide example project, and is visualized as a program “risk 0”. She said this on the event of Result Presentation of the IX General Asambly REDCA+ Extended, held in San Salvador, El Salvador. The A grade is measured according to the goals set by the Regional Program, on Round 7 proposal, executed from January 2008 to December 2011. The General Secretary of SISCA, Ana Hazel Escrich, affirmed her commitment to strengthening the partnership with REDCA+. She emphasized the value of coordinated work of governments, civil organizations and international agencies for the social integration of Central America. The director or the Regional REDCA+ Program, Sergio Montealegre, expressed his pride and satisfaction of the work of the Coordination Unit Project and REDCA+ to achieve the objectives. And He expressed their commitment to the success of the Round 10 propose. The Regional Secretary REDCA+, Otoniel Ramirez, expressed his appreciation and commitments to the promotion and defense of human rights and strengthening the capacity and quality of life of people with HIV in Central America.

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REDCA+ developed Emotional Intelligence Workshop

August 20, 2012. The Central American Network of People with HIV (REDCA+) developed a workshop called “Emotional Intelligence”, in order to strengthen communication and leadership skills of the teamwok of the Network and Regional REDCA+ Program. The workshop was developed by Dr. Elizabeth Rodríguez, of Panamerican Health Organization (OPS, in Spanish) and Lic. Lidia Lemus of the United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA). They shared these contents: • • • • • •

Self-awareness. Self-management. Social awareness. Social action. Self-esteem. The vision of leadership with an emotional intelligence focus. • Emotional Literacy. • Pats REDCA+ will develop a workshop series that address various issues related to leadership, mental and emotional health.

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REDCA+ performed XXI Regional Meeting

August 21, 2012.

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he Central American Network of People with HIV (REDCA+) performed its XXI Regional Meeting in San Salvador City, El Salvador, with the General Assembly and Regional REDCA+ Program support. The meeting discussed various points concerning the monitoring of Regional Secretary’s activities. The Regional Secretary, Otoniel Ramírez, announced the beginning of the process to incorporate REDCA+ on the Consult Committee of the Central American Integration System (CC-SICA, in spanish). This would be a door of coordination with other agencies, such as international cooperation agencies.

Finally, among other discussed topics, it was decided to build a regional statement to be presented on HIV Latin Forum, to be held in Sao Paulo City, Brazil, from August 28 to 31. This statement was given by representatives from each country, who detailed the challenges and risks in Central America.

On the meeting, the Network has decide to support Atlacatl Vivo Positivo Association, in the presentation of a letter to the President Pro Tempore of the Forum of Presidents of the Legislature of Central America and the Caribbean (FOPREL, in Spanish), Sigfrido Reyes, with the purpose of coordinate a meeting for the regional proposal for the appointment on May 12 of each year as the “Day of Solidarity for people with HIV in Central America and the Caribbean”.

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Regional REDCA+ Program performed Prevention Diploma in Guatemala August 27. 2012.

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he Regional REDCA+ Program developed in Guatemala City the Primary, Secondary and Home Assistant Care for People with HIV Diploma, led to 20 representatives of civil organizations working in this topic, to strengthen their technical and professional skills. This Diploma is facilitated by the Nicaragua Polytechnic University (UPOLI, in Spanish),that has last 56 hours of teaching, developed in sevend days and is aimed at two groups of 20 people each one, from August 27 to September 2 and from September 3 to 9. Joseph, from ASIES+ Support Groups, said that his studio bring benefits to “my strength as a person and, in labor, as I will have to implement more professionalism with our peers”. With the same idea, Edwin, from Northeast Multi-sector Network of People with HIV, said that he will share the knowledge “in my office, my nurse work and home and hospital visits, and will help me to understand people better”. This Diploma is done with the financial support from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which is administrated by the Secretariat for Social Integration (SISCA).

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e wish him this so big happiness we believe it will be a hard work for happiness itself. With these wishes and pride, we congratulate to Regional Secretary of REDCA+, Lic. Otoniel Ram铆rez, for his grade of Psychology from Universidad Tecnol贸gica from El Salvador, in the act of graduation this past September 8th of

We are sure that this professional triumph is a new step on this way of hard work, excellence and professionalism that he always has demonstrated in the development of his activities and in his commitment to improve of the quality of life of people with HIV of the region. The Coordination Unit of Regional REDCA+ Program.

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