National AIDS Control Organization, 1996.
India. National AIDS Control Organisation
The National AIDS Control Project, Phase II aims - To shift the focus from raising awareness to changing behaviour through interventions, particularly for groups at high risk of contracting and spreading HIV; - To support decentralisation of service delivery to the States and Municipalities and a new facilitating role for National AIDS Control Organisation. Program delivery would be flexible, evidence-based, participatory and to rely on local programme implementation plans; - To protect human rights by encouraging voluntary counselling and testing and discouraging mandatory testing; - To support structured and evidence-based annual reviews and ongoing operational research ; and - To encourage management reforms, such as better managed State level AIDS Control Societies and improved drug and equipment procurement practices. These reforms are proposed with a view to bring about a sense of 'ownership' of the programme among the States, Municipal Corporations, NGOs and other implementing agencies.
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