COPE complements the efforts of Svetana, SAATHII's private sector PPTCT initiative, in five of the 14 Svetana states: Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Karnataka. It does so by placing a cadre of outreach staff called PPP Field Coordinators (FCs) to promote uptake of PPTCT services in districts where the number of positive pregnant women and mother-baby pairs is high.
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.
Mobile International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) - Nizamabad district, Andhra Pradesh
As part of the Public Private Partnerships Program in Andhra Pradesh, as well as the Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) program, a SACS-funded Mobile International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) is being operated in the Nizamabad district of Andhra Pradesh. The purpose of the ICTC is to reach the unreached Most At Risk Populations (MARPs) and pregnant women with HIV counseling and testing services, with the following specific objectivities:
The aim of Project EMPOWER is to empower MTH populations in the state of Manipur, and in Bhadrak district, Odisha so that they are able to exercise their basic human rights, access healthcare and other services, and improve their overall quality of life through accessing appropriate livelihood options.
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
STRC: Strengthening Technical Capacity of NGOs and CBOs Implementing HIV Targeted Intervention Projects- Odisha and Rajasthan
SAATHII acts as the State Training and Resource Centre (STRC) in Odisha and Rajasthan in partnership with the local State AIDS Control Societies (SACS) and National AIDS Control Organization (NACO). State Training and Resource Centres (STRC) are units run by non-governmental organizations in India with support from the country's National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and State AIDS Control Organizations (SACS) to institutionalize the training and capacity-building process of the Targeted Intervention (TI)
Scale up of PPTCT Services in Private Health Facilities of Maharashtra in Collaboration with MSACS/MDACS
India has the third-highest burden of HIV infection in the world. It is estimated that there are 2.1 million people are living with HIV in India. Mother to Child transmission (MTCT) of HIV in the primary route of HIV transmission among children. In India it is estimated that around 35,255 pregnant women will need Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) services annually.