Joint UN Programme on HIV Prevention and Care in north-east India

What is the Project About

What is the project about
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The project, in partnership with the National AIDS Control Organisation, aims to contribute to the national response in reducing the risk and impact of HIV and AIDS in north-east India, and to improve the quality and delivery of the national HIV and AIDS prevention and control programmes.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What have we accomplished so far
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  • Upscale of livelihood pilot for PLHIVs across all districts of Manipur with support from the central government

  • Stronger engagement with faith-based organizations by partnering with the Church in spreading awareness about HIV and HIV-related issues

  • Establishment of a corpus fund by about 60 legislator forums in Meghalaya enabled support for PLHIVs in the state

  • Development of a social protection strategy for PLHIVs in north-east that outlines a course of action to adopt measures to improve instruments for social protection of PLHIVs and improve access to the existing schemes

  • Enhanced capacities of PLHIV networks through support aimed at capacity building

Funding Support by



Donor Name Amount Contributed
UNAIDS  US$ 1,540,000

Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Year

Year Amount
2012 US$ 264,019
2011 US$ 1,464,946

In the News

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[Date: 28 January 2013, Source: The Sentinel]

Project Overview
Status:
Ongoing
Project Start Date:
2007
Estimated End Date:
2013
Geographic Coverage:
Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland
Focus Area:
HIV and Development
MDG:
Goal 6 – Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Project Officer:
Alka Narang
Partners:
National AIDS Control Organisation; North-East Regional Office; State AIDS Control Societies; UNICEF, WHO, UNODC and UNAIDS
 
Highlights
  • Number of people living with HIV in north-east India has been increasing steadily
  • Livelihoods pilot for PLHIVs has been upscaled across all districts of Manipur
  • Partnering with the Church has led to stronger engagement with faith-based organizations that act as catalysts for PLHIVs
  • Advocacy efforts, as part of the project, has led to the establishment of a corpus fund for PLHIVs in Meghalaya to support livelihoods of PLHIVs
  • Development of a social protection strategy for PLHIVs in the north-east
  • Project interventions in governance, leadership and skill development have enhanced capacities of PLHIV networks
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