Support to National Efforts in Enabling Social and Legal Environments for Effective HIV Responses

What is the Project About

What is the project about
Photo: Nazia Erum/UNDP India

The project, in partnership with the National AIDS Control Organisation, aims to generate evidence on HIV-related stigma, develop strategies and approaches to reduce stigma in multiple settings.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What Have We Accomplished So Far
Photo: Nazia Erum/UNDP India
  • Strong evidence base built to enable better understanding of HIV-related stigma. Some examples include: 

    • One-of-a-kind national study that examines stigma across 80 urban centres and 18 states with over 11,000 people o Comprehensive compendium of knowledge, information and experiences on HIV-related stigma

    • Documentation of stigma initiatives and NACO–UNDP supported prototypes has helped demonstrate both strengths and weaknesses in the area of interventions

  • Enabled stronger understanding of international agreements and policies that influence access to treatment and health through policy advocacy with the government on TRIPS flexibilities

  • Strengthened community networks of PLHIV by providing support to leadership governance initiatives

Funding Support by



Donor Name Amount Contributed
United Nations Development Programme US$ 815,825

Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Year

Year Amount
2012 US$ 296,586
Project Overview
Status:
Closed
Project Start Date:
2011
Estimated End Date:
2011
Geographic Coverage:
National-level
Focus Area:
HIV and Development
MDG:
Goal 6 – Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Project Officer:
Alka Narang
Partner:
National AIDS Control Organisation
Highlights
  • Despite awareness generation, HIV-related stigma continues to restrict access of PLHIVs to essential services
  • Strong evidence base built, as a result of the project, has enabled better understanding of HIV-related stigma
  • First-of-a-kind national study that examines stigma across 18 states is in the final stages of analysis and reporting
  • Comprehensive compendium of knowledge on HIV-related stigma has also been developed
  • Documentation of stigma initiatives and UNDP-NACO supported prototypes has helped demonstrate strengths and weaknesses in the areas of interventions
  • Policy advocacy has enabled greater understanding of international agreements and policies that influence access to treatment
  • Support to leadership and governance initiatives has helped strengthen community networks of PLHIVs