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  1. National strategic plan for HIV/AIDS and STI 2017 – 2024

    The vision of the NACO is that of ‘Paving the way for an AIDS free India’ through ‘attaining universal coverage of HIV prevention, treatment to care continuum of services that are effective, inclusive, equitable and adapted to needs’. The goals remain those of the ‘Three Zeros’ - i.e. zero new infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero discrimination which form the basis of this strategic plan.

  2. Menstrual hygiene management. National guidelines

    The Menstrual Hygiene Management Guideline is issued by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation to support all adolescent girls and women. It outlines what needs to be done by state governments, district administrations, engineers and technical experts in line departments; and school head teachers and teachers. This guideline is organised as follows: Part 1: About the guideline; Part 2: Who needs to know what, why and how; Part 3: Providing adolescent girls with menstrual hygiene management choices; Part 4: MHM infrastructure in schools and the safe disposal of menstrual waste.

  3. Global school feeding sourcebook: lessons from fourteen countries

    This sourcebook documents and analyzes a range of government-led school meals programs to provide decision-makers and practitioners worldwide with the knowledge, evidence and good practice they need to strengthen their national school feeding efforts. The sourcebook includes a compilation of concise and comprehensive country case-studies. It highlights the trade-offs associated with alternative school feeding models and analyzes the overarching themes, trends and challenges which run across them.

  4. Sexuality education in India: examining the rhetoric, rethinking the future

    Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) has been recognised globally as key to helping young people assert their sexual and reproductive rights. In India too, there is growing awareness of the importance of providing CSE not only to reduce sexually transmitted infections, unintended pregnancies and abortions but also to teach important life skills. Simultaneously, lack of political will and conflicting interests among certain religious and political factions have ensured that no uniform CSE curriculum has been implemented throughout the country. …

  5. Mainstreaming and partnerships: A multi-sectoral approach to strengthen HIV/AIDS response in India

    This monograph serves as a resource to enable a view on scaled up response through multi-sectoral support for risk reduction and impact mitigation of HIV in India. It draws on key achievements and lessons learnt from NACP I, II and III with regard to mainstreaming. The document focuses on the Department of AIDS Control’s (DAC) current response to the epidemic, which are priorities under NACP-IV and the rationale that guided the development of these priorities.

  6. National AIDS Control Programme phase-IV (2012-2017), strategy document

    The main objective of NACP IV is to: i. Reduce new infections by 50 percent (2007 Baseline of NACP III); ii. Provide comprehensive care and support to all persons living with HIV/AIDS and treatment services for all those who require it. This will be achieved through the following strategies: i. Intensifying and consolidating prevention services with a focus on (a) high-risk groups and vulnerable population and (b) general population; ii. …

  7. Annual report 2013-14

    The Annual Report 2013-2014 of the Department of AIDS Control (DAC), Government of India, reviews the progress made under the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) during the current financial year 2013-2014 in scaling up intervention services for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support across the country through regular monitoring and reporting. This report reflects the commitment of DAC and identifies both achievements and gaps in response to the HIV epidemic.

  8. Department of AIDS Control, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Annual Report 2012-13

    This report presents a summary of achievements made under the strategy and plan for National AIDS Control Programme Phase (NACP - IV) during the current financial year (2012-13) along with key impacts, strategies and achievments.

  9. School health manual. Comprehensive school health teachers activity manual

    This manual is addressed to all stakeholders concerned with school health. The School Health Policy and presently the Manual proposes to view health holistically, utilize all educational opportunities for health promotion including formal and informal approaches in curriculum pedagogy. The school health policy concerns the Central Board of Secondary Education and its affiliated schools and educational organizations. It should provide useful information to the community sector and other organizations that also have an interest in engaging in school based health initiatives.

  10. The beginning of the end? Tracking global commitments on AIDS

    ONE has prepared this accountability report to monitor progress made towards the beginning of the end of AIDS. Specifically, the report tracks progress made on three key targets–the virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission, 15 million people on treatment, and the drastic reduction of new HIV infections–and assesses the political, programmatic, and financial contributions made by a variety of stakeholders (traditional donors, African leadership, emerging economies, and the NGO/private sectors).

  11. HIV/AIDS program in Jharkhand: a critical review

    This article is an attempt to present and elaborate the HIV/AIDS scenario in Jharkhand state of India, services available, key issues, challenges, and concerns at various levels to mitigate the epidemic. It also examines the role of different stakeholders and agencies in halting and reversing the epidemic. The findings show that there are various challenges that need immediate attention. The article critically examines these issues in detail and suggests the approach to address the epidemic.

  12. Challenges and opportunities in HIV/AIDS counseling: a case of Jharkhand

    The study highlights the challenges and opportunities in HIV/AIDS counseling. The major challenges are recruiting the right individuals and their capacity building and retention. The finding shows that most of the counselors are not befitting in terms of qualification and experience besides motivation, remuneration, and other issues. The study suggests that to ensure the effective counseling to reverse the epidemic, it is important to focus on such issues through appropriate policy interventions.

  13. Safe space for young people: a review of the school AIDS education program

    The School AIDS Education Program (SAEP) is a key intervention that aims at providing preventive education to young people in schools and is a critical component of the preventive intervention for the general community as no other institutional system reaches as many children as the school system. The main objective of the SAEP is to equip every young adult who passes out of school, with basic knowledge about HIV, so that each young person has correct knowledge and skills to protect themselves from HIV. …

  14. The Impact of HIV/AIDS on education: report of an IIEP seminar

    This document is a synthesis report on a workshop on the impact of HIV/AIDS on education that was held at the IIEP in December 1993. The introductory part of the report gives a brief description of the international context and summarizes an overview of the possible impact of HIV/AIDS on education. Chapter II presents the findings of the research on policy responses to the impact on education in a number of selected developing countries, and Chapter III , the findings of the studies at the micro level in Eastern Africa. …

  15. India: Fitting HIV/AIDS into a Public Health Strategy

    India: Fitting HIV/AIDS into a Public Health Strategy, co-authored by Pramit Mitra, Vibhuti Haté, and Teresita C. Schaffer is the most recent publication of the CSIS Task Force on HIV/AIDS. In addition to discussing India's overall strategy to combat HIV/AIDS, this report focuses on what the statistics released in 2006 by India's National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) indicate about the spread of HIV/AIDS in India, the potential impact of the epidemic on India's growing economy, the complex nature of HIV/AIDS in India, and recommendations for continued U.S. …

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