Project Access builds on learnings of All Manipur Nupi Maanbi Association (AMANA) and SAATHII. It supports AMANA in expanding advocacy in Manipur (beyond what is covered by Project Empower) and extending it to north-eastern states such as Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Arunachal Pradesh.
Result Area 1
Project Sahay, initiated in July 2017, is a two-year initiative to increase offline and online reach with HIV prevention and treatment to at-risk populations not currently covered by HIV targeted interventions in India. The project is being implemented in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Telangana, Odisha, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Through this project, 169 HIV+ cases (0.50%) were detected based on screening of 33586 individuals in 550+ community based screening camps in 30 districts across the 6 states mentioned above, as of Oct 2017.
Initited in October 2017, Project Subhiksha is an initiative to increase HIV testing and linkages to care and support for prisoners and residents of closed settings (shelters, remand homes).
The project is being implemented in the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh West Bengal, Jharkhand, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
The key activities of the project aim to:
(i) Provide information and education on HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), viral hepatitis and tuberculosis (TB),
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