Feasibility of Increasing Uptake and Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services through Multi-Skilling of Front Line Health Workers in West Imphal District of Manipur
NACO, in partnership with UNDP, commissioned SAATHII to conduct a six month Operational Research (OR) study aimed at assessing the feasibility of multi-skilling of front line health workers in delivery of HIV/AIDS prevention services and increasing the uptake of HIV testing and care services. The study was conducted in Imphal West, a district with an area of 558 square kilometers and a total population of 4,39,532 (2001 Census). Imphal West is one of the four valley districts, with an HIV adult prevalence estimated at 0.75%. The OR took place from January to June 2011.
NACP-III (2007-2012) launched initiatives to mainstream HIV in policy and programs of non-health departments of the government and business and civil society sectors not traditionally concerned with HIV.
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
HIV/AIDS Support Center Project : Support Center for Voluntary Agencies Working with Sexual Minorities and People Living with HIV/AIDS in Eastern India (2004-2008)
This project operated out of the Kolk4ata office and provided capacity building and educational resource support on issues of gender, sexuality, human rights, sexual health and HIV/AIDS to voluntary and government agencies working with sexual minorities, PLHIV and other vulnerable populations. An extension center of this project in Bhubaneswar, Odisha collaborated with government and voluntary agencies on scaling up HIV/AIDS interventions for sexual minorities and PLHIV.
The film aims to highlight the issues and concerns of male-to-female transgender people in India through discussions, interviews, studies, and the performing arts. It shows not just the struggles and sufferings of transgender persons, but also mirrors their tenacity to survive against all odds. Inspired largely by the personal experiences of a SAATHII staffer in Kolkata, the film tells the story of several transgender heroes across India.
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.