SAATHII's work since 2002 to expand Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) programs in the private healthcare sector (see here), has made us aware of challenges in reaching out to pregnant women living with HIV, and mother-baby pairs, in order to ensure timely initiation of anti-retroviral treatment for the mothers, prophylaxis for the infant, and completion of Early Infant Diagnosis and other steps in the cascade.
Project Empower: Strengthening LGBTIQA+ collectives towards community-led advocacy and inclusive services
Activity Area I: Continuation of gender and sexual minority community capacity building towards organisational development, leadership growth, community-led advocacy and access to services. Supported entities include ETA (Enabling Trans Ability, a collective of transmen, lesbians and bisexual women in Manipur),
As per a directive from NACO, some of the STRCs around the country, including STRC Rajasthan, have been selected to implement the Injecting Drug Users (IDU) harm-reduction training component of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) Round 9 Project Hifazat. SAATHII is thus a sub-recipient of the Emmanuel Hospital Association(EHA) and covers capacity building of IDU Targest Intervention (TI) NGOs in Rajasthan and Haryana in the harm reduction component.
Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT)-Expansion in Manipur-Convergence with National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)
SAATHII’s experience in implementing Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) programs led to a PPTCT expansion initiative through community outreach in Manipur state in 2009. Connecting pregnant women with HIV care in Manipur is challenging due to its hilly terrain, political instability, and large percentage of home deliveries. The PPTCT expansion in Manipur, in partnership with Manipur AIDS Control Society (MACS) and India’s National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), has adopted a
STRC: Strengthening Technical Capacity of NGOs and CBOs Implementing HIV Targeted Intervention Projects- Odisha and Rajasthan
SAATHII acts as the State Training and Resource Centre (STRC) in Odisha and Rajasthan in partnership with the local State AIDS Control Societies (SACS) and National AIDS Control Organization (NACO). State Training and Resource Centres (STRC) are units run by non-governmental organizations in India with support from the country's National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and State AIDS Control Organizations (SACS) to institutionalize the training and capacity-building process of the Targeted Intervention (TI)
Scale up of PPTCT Services in Private Health Facilities of Maharashtra in Collaboration with MSACS/MDACS
Reference libraries, located in Kolkata and Bhubaneswar, serve as informational resources on HIV/AIDS, gender, sexuality, sexual health, reproductive health, human rights, social services, and other relevant areas. The reference library offers a mobile service through the Coalition Based Advocacy Project, with the aim of reaching agencies and individuals with limited access to information. From April 2010 to March 2011, 40 mobile library services were conducted and nearly 1,626 individuals utilized these library services.
SAATHII’s Electronic Forum (E-Forum), which first started in 2000, serves as a common channel for communication, networking and advocacy around HIV/AIDS in India. The e-forum disseminates updates on HIV/AIDS behavioral, basic sciences, and clinical research that are relevant to resource-limited settings as well as India-specific news, job opportunities, trainings, and funding announcements. The SAATHII listserv has over 3,000 members from various sectors, including NGOs, government agencies, PLHIV networks, academia, health professionals, and activists from around the world.
AIDS InfoNet is a project of the New Mexico AIDS Education and Training Center in the Infectious Diseases Division of the University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine. AIDS InfoNet is an on-line HIV/AIDS information website that facilitates the availability of HIV/AIDS information in non-technical and local languages, to those without direct access to treatment education or those who wish to maintain their privacy and confidentiality.