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.
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.
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
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.