Fighting the menace for a better tomorrow
Knowledge enhancement among common citizens about HIV/ AIDS infection
The Lakshya project (aim) projected to curve the infections and increase the care and treatment for the people living with HIV/AIDS. It aims to prevent new infections in high risk groups. In Koraput district of Odisha , Bharat the link worker scheme in collaboration with UNICEF runs this project of eradicating AIDS from this tribal society of southern Odisha. Followings formulations prepared to run the project.
1. Trained local volunteers an cadres
2. Knowledge enhancement among common citizens about HIV/ AIDS infection
3. Awareness of safe ****** practices.
4. A regular stigma and discrimination against HIV/AIDS infected families.
5. Regular health check of young tribal men and women
6. Reduce stigma and discrimination against HIV/AIDS infected families.
7. 40 participatory rural appraisal exercises.
8. Capacity building training program by path finder
9. Piloted community based on monitoring system
10. Periodic situational analysis
11. 40 Red Ribbon blocks in all targeted block areas where HIV/AIDS are predominant.
12. 1015 volunteers received training.
13. 117 numbers of integrated health actions formed.
14. 4472 person’s referred.
15. 3620 persons shortlisted for diagnosis
16. 28 persons detected with HIV positive.
According to Odisha state AIDS control society , the total number of the children living with HIV and ADS in the this state is 1538 out of which 866 are male and 672 are females. This UNICEF project runs on two prevalent district of Khurda and Koraput and named as “AGATA” (reaching out). This project is giving social security to HIV and AIDS patients.