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Care, Support and Treatment

Tamil Nadu Family Care Continuum Program

The Tamil Nadu Family Care Continuum (TNFCC) Program is an innovative and multi-sectoral model of comprehensive family centered care and support and treatment programs, implemented by Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society (TANSACS) with technical assistance from SAATHII, from September 2005 to April 2009. SAATHII provided technical assistance to TANSACS by helping in program design and implementation, monitoring, building the capacity of hospital, non-governmental organizations (NGO) and positive network partners, developing information, education and communication (IEC) materials, preparing operational guidelines, establishing the supply chain of nutrition supplements, and conducting need-based advocacy. Read More...


Integrated Management of Adolescent and Adult Illness (IMAI) in Karur district, Tamil Nadu

Integrated Management of Adolescent and Adult Illness (IMAI) is a training package that has been developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to facilitate district-level decentralization of care. It has been implemented extensively in African and Asian countries. SAATHII was selected by WHO to adapt the IMAI curriculum for the Indian context and pilot the project in Karur district of Tamil Nadu. Simultaneously, Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT) piloted the IMAI in Davangere district of Karnataka. From 2007 to 2008, SAATHII implemented this training project based on an earlier model of mainstreaming care and support, which it had piloted earlier in Salem district with support from APAC-VHS/USAID. Read More...


Decentralization of HIV Services in Imphal West: A Joint UN Program funded by UNAIDS and implemented by SAATHII in partnership with Manipur State AIDS Control Society (MSACS) and NRHM

Decentralization of HIV services in Imphal West district of Manipur, implemented by SAATHII as a pilot program, with the support of UNAIDS, aimed to strengthen health facilities, namely Primary Health Centers (PHCs) and Community Health Centers (CHCs) to provide basic HIV services. This program, implemented from November 2009 to November 2010, was carried out by capacitating the key health care providers. This involved sensitization of key stake-holders on concepts of decentralization, baseline-facility assessment to identify strengths and gaps, training of health care providers, and community engagement. Read More...


Strengthening Pediatric HIV Care through Clinical Mentoring Program

From October 2009 to December 2010, SAATHII, with the Manipur State AIDS Control Society, completed a pilot project to strengthen pediatric HIV care in Manipur state. To accomplish this task, SAATHII partnered with pediatricians with knowledge of pediatric HIV/AIDS; provided regular on-site mentorship visits to the district hospitals to boost clinical practice; developed referrals and linkages with other service providers in the district; and established proper documentation systems. Read More...


Andhra Pradesh Family Care Continuum Program

The Andhra Pradesh Family Care Continuum (APFCC) Program was initiated in 2005 with the goal to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on children and their families through a comprehensive and sustainable approach that ensures proper growth and development of children in a safe environment, reduce HIV related morbidity and mortality among parents and children, and improve economic productivity among families. Read More...


Andhra Pradesh Family Care Continuum Program (APFCC) - Nutrition Support

People living with HIV are in need of additional calories and micronutrients. Nutrition plays an important role in delaying disease progression among HIV infected individuals. Recognizing the importance of nutrition in care and support of HIV affected families, APFCC program provided nutrition support to HIV positive individuals from 2009-2011. Read More...


Andhra Pradesh Family Care Continuum Program (APFCC) – Education Support

The children of HIV positive families are also affected by the socio-economic impact of HIV positive parents. HIV affects the socio-economic status of families through work absenteeism and loss of wages due to frequent HIV related illnesses of infected parents. This has resulted in school absenteeism and dropouts, thereby affecting the child’s education. To address this, APFCC program, beginning in 2007, supported the educational needs of infected and affected children towards payment of school fees and other expenses related to textbooks, uniforms, etc. The orphan children were prioritized to receive such support. Read More...


Eastern India Family Care Continuum Project

An extension of the Andhra Pradesh Family Care Continuum Program, this project focused on training on HIV family care continuum issues for civil society agencies, including PLHIV networks, in Manipur, Nagaland, Odisha, and West Bengal. A situational analysis and strategy development to ensure improved access to HIV care, support, and treatment for children infected or affected by HIV was also undertaken in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. Read More...


Mainstreaming Care and Support Services in Government Sector Medical Institutions: Salem District, Tamil Nadu

In collaboration with the USAD-funded AIDS Prevention and Control (APAC) Project of Voluntary Health Services, Chennai, SAATHII has initiated intensive efforts to mainstream HIV care and support with the government sector medical and public health institutions in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu. The primary goal of the project is to increase the access to quality care and treatment services to HIV positive individuals in Salem. Read More...


Technical Assistance to Child Fund India

In 2007-2008 SAATHII provided technical assistance to Child Fund India's implementing partners for the purpose of integrating ongoing child-focused health and development interventions with HIV/AIDS services in eight districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The TA included building NGO capacities in assessing HIV-related needs, and support in planning interventions through training and supportive field visits. Read More...


HIV Treatment Literacy Material for MSM and Transgender Populations in India

Development of HIV Treatment Literacy Modules for NGOs or CBOs Implementing Targeted Interventions for Men Who Have Sex with Men and Male-to-Female Transgender People- This project took place in 2009 and aimed to enhance access to accurate information on HIV care, support, treatment, and positive prevention for the growing numbers of MSM and male-to-female transgender people living with HIV in India. Read More...