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Andhra Pradesh Family Care Continuum Program

The Andhra Pradesh Family Care Continuum (APFCC) Program was initiated in 2005 with the goal to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on children and their families through a comprehensive and sustainable approach that ensures proper growth and development of children in a safe environment, reduce HIV related morbidity and mortality among parents and children, and improve economic productivity among families. From 2005 until the program’s end in May 2011, APFCC registered and followed 1,800 families affected by HIV/AIDS through nine implementing partners in six high HIV prevalence districts of Andhra Pradesh. Since April 2009, APFCC program revised its strategy and continued with 3 partners in two high prevalent districts.

The APFCC program provided comprehensive care, support and treatment services to HIV affected families, including:

  • Psychosocial services involving support groups;
  • Nutritional services through distribution of locally available and culturally acceptable nutritional supplements;
  • Educational services including remedial class centers and education support to children;
  • Economic assistance including scholarship and grants to students and caregivers; and
  • Linkages and referrals for need-based services

APFCC program sustained the program activities through capacity building of partner NGOs/CBOs to mobilize funds from local resources and government welfare schemes and grant developments. In addition, the HIV affected families were capacitated in provision of care to infected people at home, access government schemes and be part of positive networks.

Coverage(As of March 2011)

  • Covered 1,004 HIV positive clients (893 adults and 111 children) and 858 affected children from 703 families and provided comprehensive HIV care and support services.
  • 804 clients attended support groups regularly
  • 900 children supported through education scholarships and community resources mobilization
  • 967family members trained on PLHIV care
  • 90% of the families were trained and referred to social protection schemes and welfare schemes
  • 120 families provided seed grants for start up feasible livelihood ventures
  • Mobilized resources worth Rs 8,23,228 from community for nutrition and education supports

Implementing Partners

  • Bhavani Educational Society
    NELLORE, Andhra Pradesh
  • Brethren Institute of Rural Development (BIRD)
    Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh
  • Coastal Network of Positive People (CNP+)
    RAJAMUNDHRY, East Godavari
    Andhra Pradesh
  • Chaithanya Jyothi Welfare Society
    Vedayapalem, NELLORE
    Andhra Pradesh
  • Ravi Teja Educational Society
    ELURU, West Godavari
    Andhra Pradesh
  • Vianny Home
    NELLORE, Andhra Pradesh
  • Community Health Awareness and Natural Green Environment (CHANGES)
    KAKINADA, East Godavari
    Andhra Pradesh
  • Jyothi Educational Society
    TADEPALLIGUDEM, West Godavari
  • Network for HIV Positive (NHP+)
    HYDERABAD, Andhra Pradesh
  • Planned Action Service Committee for Achievements (PASCA)
    ONGOLE, Prakasam Dist
    Andhra Pradesh

The APFCC Program was funded by Johnson and Johnson Foundation, American Jewish World Service, and Asha for Education (NJ and NY Chapters).

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  • Aug 28 2012