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U.S. Ambassador visits FHI 360’s Saath-Saath project site in Nepal

October 10, 2013

U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, Peter W. Bodde, recently visited FHI 360’s Saath-Saath project, which aims to reduce the transmission and impact of HIV on target populations, including female sex workers and their clients, migrant workers and their spouses, and people living with HIV.

Ambassador Bodde toured the project’s integrated health services and drop-in center, located in the Parsa district of Nepal, and observed the project’s medical waste management process. He also observed a “Mehendi” (henna art) application activity. The Saath-Saath project organized this activity, conducted by female sex workers, as part of its monthly creative program intended to attract visitors to the drop-in center.

In his visitor’s log entry, Ambassador Bodde applauded the work done by the Saath-Saath project and its partners.

Ambassador Bodde’s visit was organized by FHI 360 and its local partner, Bidhyarthi Jagarn Mancha (BIJAM), meaning Student Awareness Forum in English. The Saath-Saath project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.