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),
Based on the expected transition process and task shifting for nurses in Targeted Intervention (TI) clinics of Avahan program, the “Capacity building of Nurses of Avahan Supported Partners” project built the capacity of nurses in an effort to sustain the TI initiatives of the Avahan Program. This capacity building project was implemented from June 2011 to March 2012.
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.
STRC: Strengthening Technical Capacity of NGOs and CBOs Implementing HIV Targeted Intervention Projects- Odisha and Rajasthan
Situational Analysis and Strategies to Upscale an Evidence-Based HIV Response in Relation to MSM, Hijra and Other Transgender Populations in Rajasthan (2007)
Project Nakshatra, a public private partnership, was implemented by AIDS Prevention and Control Project (APAC) - Voluntary Health Services (VHS) with the technical support of SAATHII. The project operated in Tamil Nadu to expand access to HIV and STI services for PLHIV and most at-risk populations (MARPs) by involving health care providers from the private sector. SAATHII provided technical assistance by building the capacity of health care providers, system strengthening of the private health facilities, and networking.
Feasibility of Increasing Uptake and Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services through Multi-Skilling of Front Line Health Workers in West Imphal District of Manipur
NACO, in partnership with UNDP, commissioned SAATHII to conduct a six month Operational Research (OR) study aimed at assessing the feasibility of multi-skilling of front line health workers in delivery of HIV/AIDS prevention services and increasing the uptake of HIV testing and care services. The study was conducted in Imphal West, a district with an area of 558 square kilometers and a total population of 4,39,532 (2001 Census). Imphal West is one of the four valley districts, with an HIV adult prevalence estimated at 0.75%. The OR took place from January to June 2011.