Dr. Anacleto Soares on becoming a Master Trainer

CWS Timor Leste | April 30, 2016

Dr. Anacleto Soares, 32, is a doctor at the Timorese army (F-FDTL) training base in Metinaro, about an hour outside Dili, which is the capital of Timor-Leste, which he left in 2003 to go to medical school in Cuba. He has recently returned and, surprisingly, at a recent workshop he told our CWS colleagues, “When I was in medical school I didn’t hear anything about HIV, and our studies did not include a focus on HIV and AIDS.” Dr. Soares’ training through CWS has focused on HIV policy development, information and training for HIV counseling and testing, and on becoming a Master Trainer. “Now I can share facts about HIV with my F-FDTL colleagues and can also test our soldiers and their families, too. “I am happy because the partnership with CWS has given us a chance to access a lot of information and to gain new knowledge, which helps us protect our health.”

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